Derry City face Dundalk trip in FAI Cup opener

Derry midfielder Lucas Schubert gets in front of Dundalk's Robbie Benson
Derry midfielder Lucas Schubert gets in front of Dundalk's Robbie Benson

Derry City have been handed a tough start to their FAI Cup bid after being drawn away against Premier Division champions Dundalk.

It's a repeat of last year's semi-final in the competition, when Dundalk prevailed 2-1 in a replay.

The Oriel Park encounter is the pick of the the first-round ties, while holders Cork begin their defence away against Bray Wanderers.

The 16 matches will be played on the weekend of 11-13 August.

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