1961–62 FAI Cup

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The FAI Cup 1961–62 was the 41st edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 18 February 1962 and concluded on 28 April with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[A] of 32,000 people watched Shamrock Rovers win their 14th FAI Cup title by defeating local rivals and League Champions Shelbourne 4-1.

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 1-1 Transport 18 February 1962
replay Transport 1-3 Bohemians 21 February 1962
2 Cork Celtic 3-2 Dundalk 18 February 1962
3 Drumcondra 3-0 Ringmahon Rangers 18 February 1962
4 Limerick 2-3 St Patrick's Athletic 18 February 1962
5 Sligo Rovers 3-3 Shamrock Rovers 18 February 1962
replay Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Sligo Rovers 28 February 1962
6 Waterford 2-1 Cork Hibernians 18 February 1962
7 Workman's Club 0-2 Shelbourne 18 February 1962
8 Pike Rovers 2-1 Longford Town 25 February 1962

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 0-1 Shamrock Rovers 11 March 1962
2 Pike Rovers 1-2 Shelbourne 11 March 1962
3 St Patrick's Athletic 1-0 Cork Celtic 11 March 1962
4 Waterford 2-0 Drumcondra 11 March 1962

Semi-finals[edit]


15 April 1962
Shamrock Rovers 1–1 Waterford
Hamilton Sinnott

Replay[edit]

Final[edit]

28 April 1962
Shamrock Rovers 4–1 Shelbourne
Ambrose Goal 37', Goal 44'
Hamilton Goal 63', Goal 85'
Barber Goal 31'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 32,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1961–62
Shamrock Rovers
14th Title

Notes[edit]

A. ^ 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.

References[edit]

General
  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op. 

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