1922–23 FAI Cup

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The FAI Cup 1922–23[A] was the second edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 6 January 1923 and concluded on 17 March with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 14,000 people watched Belfast side Alton United of the Falls League defeat Shelbourne 1-0.[1] The Falls League's affiliation to the FAI,[C] rather than the IFA, allowed the club to compete in the cup.[2]

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Alton United 4-0[D] Midland Athletic 6 January 1923
refix[D] Alton United 5-0 Midland Athletic 13 January 1923
2 Athlone Town 1-2 Shamrock Rovers 6 January 1923
3 Bohemians 1-2 Shelbourne United 6 January 1923
4 Fordsons W.O. Rathmines United 6 January 1923
5 Jacobs 4-0 Pioneers 6 January 1923
6 Olympia 0-1 St James's Gate 6 January 1923
7 Shelbourne 9-0 Bray Unknowns 6 January 1923
8 Dublin United 3-3 Sligo Celtic 7 January 1923
replay Sligo Celtic 0-0 Dublin United 14 January 1923
replay(2) Dublin United 3-1 Sligo Celtic 28 January 1923

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Shelbourne United 1-1 Alton United 20 January 1923
replay Alton United 2-0 Shelbourne United 27 January 1923
2 St James's Gate 1-2 Shelbourne 20 January 1923
3 Shamrock Rovers 1-2 Jacobs 21 January 1923
4 Dublin United 2-3 Fordsons 4 February 1923

Semi-finals[edit]

17 February, 1923
Alton United 4–2 Fordsons
Ward(3)
Brennan(pen)
Buckle(2)

3 March, 1923
Shelbourne 2–0 Jacobs
Harvey
Williams

Final[edit]

17 March, 1923
Alton United 1–0 Shelbourne
McSherry
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 14,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1922–23
Alton United
1st Title

Notes[edit]

A. ^ From 1923-1936, the FAI Cup was known as the Free State Cup.

B. ^ Attendances were calculated using gate receipts which limited their accuracy as a large proportion of people, particularly children, attended football matches in Ireland throughout the 20th century for free by a number of means.

C. ^ The FAI applied to join FIFA in 1923 and was admitted as the FAIFS (Football Association of the Irish Free State).

D. ^ a Fixture abandoned during 2nd half due to bad light. Re-Fixture played on 13 January.

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "The History of Shelbourne F.C. 1895-1996". Retrieved 12 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Northern Irish clubs in the Irish football structure". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2007. 
General
  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op. 

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