Derry City to host Limerick in EA Sport semi-final

Barry McNamee was a goalscorer against St Pat's at Inchicore.
Barry McNamee was a goalscorer against St Pat's at Inchicore.

Derry City’s reward for Monday’s night’s superb extra-time victory over Cork is a home semi-final against First Division Limerick City.

Goals from Barry McNamee and Dean Jarvis put Kenny Shiels’ team in the hat for the last four draw which took place at Abbotstown on Wednesday. The second semi-final see a Dublin derby between holders St Patrick’s Athletic and Shamrock Rovers with both ties due to be played on Monday, August 1st.

Despite facing lower league opposition, Shiels will know Limerick are no easy draw given their superb recent form which has them as runaway First Division leaders after recording nine wins from their opening nine league games, already some 12 points clear of second placed Drogheda and seemingly set for a return to the top flight.

Derry remain the League cup record holders with 10 victories in the competition a tally they will be hoping to add to in the final which is scheduled for Saturday, September 17.

EA Sports Cup Semi-Finals

Derry City v Limerick

Shamrock Rovers v St Patrick’s Athletic

*Ties to be played on Monday, August 1