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Edenderry Town face Cobh with place in FAI Cup proper at stake

Story by Kieran Galvin

Friday, 28th April, 2017 9:52am

Edenderry Town face Cobh with place in FAI Cup proper at stake

Edenderry Town face Cobh Wanderers in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup qualifying round tomorrow (Saturday).

The north Offaly club will have home advantage in the tie with a 2pm kick-off at Paddy Moloney Park.

The winners of the tie will go into the first round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup where they could net a cash prize thanks to sponsors Irish Daily Mail.

Before the draw for the qualifying round, details were announced of a €2000 prize fund to be awarded to the last non-league club left in the competition as the Irish Daily Mail continue their sponsorship for the 2017 season. The prize fund can be used towards the cost of equipment for the winning club to give all clubs the added incentive of progressing through the competition.

All qualifying round fixtures will be played from April 28-30 with the first game in the round the Bangor Celtic v Cherry Orchard clash at the Iveagh Grounds tonight (Friday, 7.45pm).

Irish Daily Mail - Qualifying Round
Friday 28th April - Bangor Celtic v Cherry Orchard - Iveagh Grounds, 7.45pm
Saturday 29th April - Edenderry Town v Cobh Wanderers - Paddy Moloney Park, 2pm
Saturday 29th April - College Corinthians v Ballincollig - Corinthians Park, 3pm
Saturday 29th April - Greystones United v Sheriff YC - The Woodlands, 6pm
Saturday 29th April - Killarney Celtic v Boyle Celtic - Celtic Park, 7pm
Sunday 30th April - Ballymun United v Killester United - Ballymun United SC, 11am
Sunday 30th April - Evergreen v St. Mary’s - Evergreen Park - 2pm
Sunday 30th April - Everton v Liffey Wanderers - Everton Park, 2pm

Byes: Glenville, Portmarnock, Crumlin United, Bluebell United

FLASHBACK - Edenderry Town v Derry City

In May 2015, Edenderry Town hosted one of Ireland's top soccer clubs, Derry City, in the second round of the FAI Cup.

Goals from Mark Timlin, Ryan Curran and Sean Houston gave Derry a 3-0 win, but it was a memorable occasion for the Edenderry club. As expected, Peter Hutton's Derry side advanced with a degree of comfort in the end, but the Edenderry men battled admirably for long periods.

Indeed, having trailed 1-0 at half-time, Edenderry thought they had equalised early in the second half only for Orrin Farrell’s effort to be ruled out for offside, cutting short the home crowd's wild celebrations.

The teams on that occasion were as follows below.

Edenderry Town: Eddie McDonald; Sean Doyle, Alan Doyle, Derek Foran (Mikey Clear, 87 mins), Stephen Doyle; Stuart Cullen, Aaron McDonnell, Orrin Farrell, Niall O’Neill (Alan Farrell, 81); David Hanlon; Barry Moore (Bryan Donoghue, 69).Subs not used: Cain Brereton (GK), Dessie Baker.

Derry City: Ger Doherty; Shaun Kelly, Shane McEleney, Aaron Barry, Dean Jarvis; Seanan Clucas; Josh Daniels (Sean Houston, 69 mins), Barry McNamee (Ciaran Harkin, 85), Pat McEleney, Mark Timlin; Cillian Morrison (Ryan Curran, 46). Subs not used: Shaun Patton (GK), Seamus Sharkey, Nathan Boyle, Anthony Elding.



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