Shamrock Rovers knocked out Longford Town in the Quarter Finals.  (Credit: Extratime.ie)

EA Sports Cup dates and times confirmed
Published: June 10, 2017

The scheduling for the 2017 EA Sports Cup semi-finals has just been confirmed.

 

Reigning SSE Airtricity League champions Dundalk will travel to Eamon Deacy Park to take on Galway United on Monday August 7th. The clash between Stephen Kenny’s 2014 EA Sports Cup winners and the 2015 finalists Galway will kick-off at 4.00 p.m.

 

Tallaght Stadium will host the other semi-final on the same day. Shamrock Rovers’ opposition will be runaway league leaders Cork City. That match is scheduled to get underway at 7.00 p.m. The Hoops were EA Sports Cup winners in 2013 while City’s last victory in the tournament came away back in 1995.


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John Manning

John Manning began writing for Extratime.ie this year after retiring from the insurance industry. He has been a regular attendee at League of Ireland football matches since the 1970s. He has particularly supported Cork Hibs, Cork Celtic, Cork United, Cork City but has attended many other matches also.

He was formerly Webmaster of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland website (www.ppui.ie) to which he still contributes. He is currently Webmaster of the International Pitch and Putt Association website (www.fippa.org).

John broadcast Pitch and Putt on the airwaves from 1994 to 2005 – on CKR, KFM, KCLR FM, Midlands Radio 3, Radio Kerry and Cork 103 FM.

John held many administrative posts within the sport of Pitch and Putt
· Treasurer Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland 1992-93
· Public Relations Officer Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland 1994 – 2005
· General Secretary European Pitch and Putt Association 2000 - 2010

John Manning was the Editor of ‘Backspin’ – official monthly magazine of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland – between 1989 and 2005. He still currently contributes to ‘Backspin’.

He is a fervent supporter of the Republic of Ireland football team – home and sometimes away.

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