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    League Cup 2019

    The first round is in three weeks.

    Any news when the draw is?

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    We will probably find out when we get an email with the completed draw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    We will probably find out when we get an email with the completed draw!
    Anyone know when the draw for the EA Sports Cup is due to take place?

    The First Round due to take place on March 4th.

    The following fixture due to take place this week -

    Saturday, 16th February

    EA SPORTS Cup Preliminary Round
    Midleton v Bluebell United, Knockgriffin Park, 3pm

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    Bound to be at least one other prelim round or several First Round games - but no-one in Abbotstown will tell us until the LOI teams are involved (2nd Round).

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    Was there a preliminary round in previous years?

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    No, there wasn't.
    I think the need for a preliminary round results from the decision that the 10 PD clubs should get a bye into the 2nd round this year, as announced when the fixture list was released. So we have 10 clubs with byes into the 2nd round, as opposed to 8 in previous years.
    The problem with that is now you need to get 6 clubs from the 1st round into the 2nd, but you have 14 contenders if the qualification to the League Cup works the same as in previous years (the 10 FD clubs + the winners of the MSL, LSL and USL + Mayo League). You have to get those 14 down to 12. The preliminary round match between Midleton and Bluebell eliminates one, and either you have another prelimiary round match between the USL winner (Cockhill, I assume?) and Mayo League, or Mayo League are ditched from the competition.

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    Fourteen teams = two preliminary matches leaving 12 teams, six matches in 1st Round. Simple. But what's the other Preliminary Round match? A state secret?

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    Bluebell United and Cockhill Celtic are the two non-league sides in the first round draw per Bluebell's Twitter.

    They'll join the ten First Division sides in round 1, and the 6 winners will join the ten Premier sides in round 2, with a straight knock-out from there.

    But some clubs have an away game tomorrow fortnight and don't know about it yet. Bit unfair on part-timers who need time off work

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebray View Post
    Fourteen teams = two preliminary matches leaving 12 teams, six matches in 1st Round. Simple. But what's the other Preliminary Round match? A state secret?
    I assume Mayo League haven't been invited this year, so one team less and hence only one preliminary match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    Bluebell won 1-0.
    Eh we know

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    https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/n...-round/id-2289

    EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Draw

    Athlone Town v Galway United
    Bray Wanderers v Wexford
    Cobh Ramblers v Limerick
    Drogheda United v Cabinteely
    Longford Town v Cockhill Celtic
    Shelbourne v Bluebell United

    All ties to take place on Monday, March 4 at 7.45pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    https://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/n...-round/id-2289

    EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Draw

    Athlone Town v Galway United
    Bray Wanderers v Wexford
    Cobh Ramblers v Limerick
    Drogheda United v Cabinteely
    Longford Town v Cockhill Celtic
    Shelbourne v Bluebell United

    All ties to take place on Monday, March 4 at 7.45pm.
    is that league cup regionalised still in the early stages does anyone know?

    Its rare that we play a team from outside Dublin in the early stages of the league cup! we met cockhill celtic in fai cup in buncrana a few years back!
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    also we are playin drogs in league the previous saturday so i imagine the date would have to be changed with the league cup considering the rest period between matches?
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    It is regionalised yeah. Longford the closest side to Cockhill so no surprise there.

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    No second round draw yet? Used to be the two were done at the same time I thought.

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    actually when i think about it more we are back to same regional listings as i remember us playing mervue utd in early stages of league cup in 2014 season!
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    Athlone Town 1 2 Galway United
    Bray Wanderers 3 2 Wexford Town
    Drogheda United 0 1 Cabinteely
    Shelbourne 1 0 Bluebell Utd

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    No draw for the next round of this??
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    Second round due to be played the week of Monday 1st April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Second round due to be played the week of Monday 1st April.
    any particular year
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