Next Monday will mark an historic day for St Patrick's Athletic FC, as the Club will play it's first ever match in the Setanta Cup, against Portadown at Richmond Park.
Having accepted an invitation from the FAI to participate in this year's competition, now in its third year, the Saints are in a group with Cork City, and Portadown and Dungannon Swifts.
Spirits are high amongst the players who have been in preparation for Monday's game for the past week. John McDonnell added, “We had to start our pre-season preparations earlier than expected, but the players were eager to start so they could be ready for the fixture. The Irish League is in full swing, but we are confident that we'll be competitive and our levels of fitness will be good”.
Tickets for Monday's game will be on sale from the ticket office priced at:
Reduced price family tickets will also be available.
The full Setanta Cup schedule is:
26/02/07 St Patrick's Athletic vs Portadown
12/03/07 Cork City vs St Patrick's Athletic
19/03/07 Dungannon Swifts vs St Patrick's Athletic
26/03/07 St Patrick's Athletic vs Dungannon Swifts
02/04/07 St Patrick's Athletic vs Cork City
16/04/07 Portadown vs St Patrick's Athletic