The FAI confirm the dates and times for the First Division promotion play-offs

Drogheda United and Cobh Ramblers are a potential four games away from the Premier Division

BY Daniel Kelly 12:39 Monday 17 October 2016, 12:39 17 Oct 2016

Cobh Ramblers' Shane O'Connor. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The FAI have confirmed the times and dates for the First Division Promotion play-offs between Drogheda United and Cobh Ramblers.

The two sides finished second and third in the First Division on Saturday night, and will play each other in a two-legged play-off in the hope of reaching the Premier Division.

Drogheda's 2-1 victory over UCD on Saturday night saw Cobh leap-frog the Students into third spot with their 2-0 victory at Athlone Town.

The first leg will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Colman's Park with kick-off at 7.15pm. Cobh will then travel to United Park for the second leg on Friday, October 28th with kick-off at 7.45pm.

In the event of the scores being level on aggregate after the completion of the second leg match, then extra-time will be played. 

If the scores are still level, then a penalty shoot-out will take place in order to determine the winners of the tie. Away goals rule does not apply. 

The winners will play the 11th placed Premier Division club over two legs in the Promotion/Relegation Final. Currently Wexford Youths look the most likely to fill that position.

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