This sponsorship deal has been greatly helped by Mr Haughey who will put up the sponsorship money, about £800,000 over three years, but he does not want the name of his company "City Refrigeration" attached to the name of the said cup.
Mr Haughey is a well respected figure in Scottish Football circles and once served as a Director of the world famous Celtic Football Club it is thought that after ongoing talks between the Scottish Government and Mr Haughey the preferred name of the cup should be the Homecoming Cup.
For those of you unfamiliar with the SFA Cups schedule here is this years competition format.
Clachnacuddin v Crichton FC Edinburgh City v Wick Academy Cove Rangers v Whitehill Welfare Dalbeattie Star v Selkirk Montrose v Huntly East Stirlingshire v Preston Athletic Fraserburgh v Dumbarton Berwick Rangers v Albion Rovers Civil Service Strollers v Vale Of Leithen Inverurie Locos v Banks O'Dee Stenhousemuir v Threave Rovers Annan Athletic v Spartans Brora Rangers v Forfar Athletic Lochee United v Buckie Thistle Cowdenbeath v Elgin City Forres Mechanics v Keith.
Third round - Saturday 29 November 2008.
32 clubs (16 ties) 16 second round winners16 clubs in the Scottish Football League Division 1 & 2:
Airdrie United, Alloa Athletic, Arbroath, Ayr United, Brechin City, Clyde, East Fife, Greenock Morton, Livingston, Partick Thistle; Peterhead, Queen’s Park, Raith Rovers, Ross County, Stranraer, Stirling Albion.
32 clubs (16 ties). Saturday 10 January 2009 - 16 third round winners 11 clubs in the Scottish Premier League last season:
Aberdeen FC, Celtic FC, Dundee United FC, Falkirk FC, Heart of Midlothian FC, Hibernian FC, Inverness CT, Kilmarnock FC, Motherwell FC, Rangers FC, St Mirren FC.
Saturday 7 February 2009
16 fourth round winners,
Saturday 7 March 2009
8 fifth round winners.
Weekend of Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 April 2009
Both at Hampden Park, No replays which means after extra time their will be penalty shoot outs!