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Sligo Rovers vs Cabinteely

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Round 2

Saturday May 21 7:45pm

The Showgrounds

 

Lowdown

Rovers enter the FAI Cup of 2016 in the second round against Cabinteely.

It will be the first time The Bit o’Red have come up against the league’s newest club.

Rovers are five time winners of the cup and last year made it to the quarter-finals where eventual winners Dundalk prevailed.

 

Opposition

Cabinteely are newcomers to SSE Airtricty League football.

They joined the league last year picking up five wins and finishing bottom, a place they occupy again this year.

On their first entry to the FAI Cup Drogheda United ended their hopes at the first stage with a 3-1 win.

 

Team news

Rovers: Injured – Jordan Richards

Cabinteely:

 

Quotes

Dave Robertson - “It is key for us. This club and the fans have a great affinity with the FAI Cup with the recent success enjoyed in the competition.  We will not take any team lightly. This is a great competition and upsets can happen. We will play the game as with any other and our approach won’t change. We have not yet been beaten at home since the opening day of the season in early March and we want to continue making our home ground a fortress.”

Full interview

 

 

Officials

Referee: Ben Connolly

Assistant Referees: Mark Gavin & Matthew Farrell

Fourth Official: Tom Dempsey

 

Coverage

Live radio updates on Ocean FM, also available worldwide on oceanfm.ie

Live updates of every kick on our Twitter account, @sligorovers

 

Programme:

Available with all the regular features for €4 with a special tribute to the late, great Mickey Robinson.

 

 

Guests

Mascots: Sligo PSO

Ballkids/Half-time game: Real Tubber

 

Sponsors

Match: Sligo Haulage

Ball: Quinns Pharmacy, Crossmolina

 

Tickets

Tickets will be available at the gate at the following prices:

Adult: €15

Student/OAP: €10

Kids under 12: €5

 

 

 

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