Ulster Senior League side Kildrum Tigers will have a home tie in the FAI Senior Cup after they were drawn to play Clonmel Celtic from Tipperary, while Drumkeen United received a bye.
FAI President Paddy McCaul and former Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Shelbourne star Mick Neville made the draw. Four clubs received byes into the Second Round draw - Blarney United, Everton AFC, St Patrick’s CY and Drumkeen United. Finn Harps and the rest of the Airtricty League clubs also enter the competition at the second round.
The FAI Ford Cup first round draw
Kildrum Tigers v Clonmel Celtic; Douglas Hall v Killester United; Pheonix FC v Lucan United; Malahide United v College Corinthians; Avondale United v Sheriff YC; Cherry Orchard v Verona FC; Ballymun United v Mayfield United; Crumlin United v Kilbarrack United.
Ties to be played week-ending Sunday, April 1, 2012.