Newmarket Celtic have been handed a home draw in the first round of the FAI Senior Cup.

For the first time in their fifty year history, Celtic will partake in the competition and will face Dublin club Cabinteely FC who were first granted a League of Ireland licence in 2015, they currently ply their trade in the First Division of the LOI and are managed by Pat Devlin.

Liam Murphy’s Newmarket qualified for the Senior Cup after reaching the semi-finals of the FAI Junior Cup earlier this year where they lost out to eventual winners Pike Rovers after extra time. They received a bye in the qualifying round.

First round games in the Senior Cup are scheduled to take place on the weekend of August 12/13.

FAI Senior Cup Rnd1;
Drogheda Utd vs Shamrock Rovers
UCD vs Pike Rovers
Blarney Utd vs Derry City
Shelbourne vs Athlone Town
Newmarket Celtic vs Cabinteely
Cockhill Celtic vs Limerick
Dundalk vs Cobh Ramblers
Bray Wanderers vs Finn Harps
Sligo Rovers vs Longford Town
Maynooth University Town vs Leeds
North End Utd vs Galway Utd
Home Farm vs Cork City
Wexford vs Bohemians
Inchicore Athletic vs St Pats Athletic
Dublin Bus vs CIE Ranch

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