DERRY CITY: City drawn away to Sligo Rovers in EA Sports Cup second round

Eamon Zayed scores the winning goal from the penalty spot at Turners Cross against Cork City in the 2011 League Cup Final - the last time City won the competition.
Eamon Zayed scores the winning goal from the penalty spot at Turners Cross against Cork City in the 2011 League Cup Final - the last time City won the competition.
  • Derry City face away trip to Sligo Rovers
  • Second round draw made by ex Derry City midfielder Paul Doolin
  • Cockhill Celtic to meet Galway United
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DERRY City face a tough away trip to Sligo Rovers in the 2015 EA Sports Cup second round.

The draw took place this afternoon at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown and was made by FAI Competitions Director Fran Gavin and Republic of Ireland U19 manager and Derry City legend, Paul Doolin.

Like the first round, the second round was drawn in four regional pools and the winners of the eight pool matches will advance to the quarter-finals where there will be an open draw.

It was the toughest fixture City could have got from the draw having been drawn from ‘Pool 2’ alongside both Galway United and Cockhill Celtic.

Derry, who also meet Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this Friday night, will travel to the Showgrounds for the second round tie which will be played on either April 6th or 7th next.

The ‘Candy Stripes’ have won the League Cup 10 times, the Brandywell Club’s last success coming back in 2011 when Eamon Zayed scored from the penalty spot against Cork City at Turners Cross to clinch the trophy, while Sligo have just one League Cup triumph so far dating back to the 1997/98 season.

Meanwhile, Ulster Senior League champions, Cockhill Celtic managed by former Derry City striker, DOnal O’Brien have been drawn away to Premier Division side, Galway United.

The result of the draw was: Pool 1: Waterford United v Cork City, UCC v Cobh Ramblers; Pool 2: Sligo Rovers v Derry City, Galway United v Cockhill Celtic; Pool 3: Crumlin United v St Patrick’s Athletic, Dundalk v Shelbourne; Pool 4: Cabinteely v Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians v Longford Town.