The eight second round contests in the 2019 FAI Challenge Cup, sponsored by Extra.ie, are set to be completed this weekend.
There were two surprise results on Friday evening with UCD defeating St Patrick’s Athletic by three goals to one at The Bowl and First Division Galway United eliminating Cork City with the only goal in Eamonn Deacy Park. Shamrock Rovers gained revenge for their defeat in last year’s competition with four second half goals to defeat First Division Drogheda United in Tallaght Stadium. The meeting of Bohemian and First Division Longford Town went to a penalty shoot-out after a one all draw following extra-time in Dalymount Park. The hosts prevailed by five goals to four in the shoot-out.
The standout tie of the round was the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium meeting of Derry City and Dundalk which also went to extra-time after the hosts twice came from behind to earn a two all draw in regular time. The tie was decided in the final minute of extra-time with Dundalk scoring for a three two victory.
The two clubs are scheduled to meet again at the same venue in the final of the EA Sports Cup on Saturday the 14 September 2019 at 8pm.
Friday 23 August 2019
19.45 Bohemian 1-1 Longford Town [aet}[Bohemian 5-4 on penalties]
19.45 Derry City 2-3 Dundalk [aet}
19.45 Galway United 1-0 Cork City
20.00 Shamrock Rovers 4-0 Drogheda United
19.45 UCD 3-1 St Patrick’s Athletic
On Saturday afternoon, Waterford made the lengthy journey to Donegal where they defeated non-league Glengad United by two goals to nil. Later in the day an ill tempered tempestuous affair took place in the Showgrounds where visitors Limerick went two goals up in the opening seven minutes. Hosts Sligo Rovers did recover, scoring twice to equalise, missing a penalty and having centre back Leverlock dismissed for violent conduct. Limerick then had Shaun Kelly sent off while the hosts took the lead just before the break. The hosts took control in the second half with three further goals while the visitors suffered two further red card dismissals, Clyde O’Connell and Jason Hughes.
Saturday 24 August 2019
17.00 Glengad United 0-2 Waterford
20.00 Sligo Rovers 6-2 Limerick
The remaining second round tie was played on Sunday afternoon with Crumlin United defeating fellow non-league side Lucan United by three goals to one.
Sunday 25 August 2019
14.00 Crumlin United 3-1 Lucan United