Rovers have been drawn away to Drogheda United in the first round of the 2012 Airtricity U19 League Cup.
Holders Cork City have been handed an away trip to local rivals Cobh Ramblers in the First Round of the Airtricity U19 League Cup. Cork won the Enda McGuill Cup last season when they defeated Dundalk in the final at Oriel Park and the Lilywhites have also been handed a tough opener at home to current Elite Division leaders UCD.
The first round features seven matches with nine team receiving byes into the last 16. The games will be played before the end of October. The First Round draw is:
Bray Wanderers v St Patrick Athletic
GUST v Limerick FC
Letterkenny Rovers v Derry City
Dundalk v UCD
Cobh Ramblers v Cork City
Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers
Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers
Byes: Waterford United, Shelbourne, Salthill Devon, Bohemians, Fanad United, Athlone Town, Mervue United, Wexford Youths, Longford Town.