Cobh Ramblers' first national cup semi-final in 35 years sees them host Dundalk in the EA Sports Cup

Mon, May 14 2018

Cobh manager Stephen Henderson. Credit: Steve Alfred

Cobh Ramblers will host holders Dundalk in the semi-final of the EA Sports Cup after the draw for the last four was finalised on Sunday.

The last remaining First Division side in the competition beat Longford Town at St Colman's Park last week to reach the last four of a national cup competition for the first time in 35 years.

The last time the Rams reached the semi-finals of a national cup, they were beaten by Sligo Rovers in the FAI Cup following three replays – and could have drawn the same opposition again.

As it happened, Sligo were drawn at home to Derry City in a north-west derby in the other semi-final after they beat Waterford and Shelbourne respectively.

Both ties will be played on Monday, August 6th, barring extenuating circumstances.