1981–82 Irish Cup

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1981–82 Irish Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 16
Champions Linfield (33rd title)
Runners-up Coleraine
Matches played 20
Goals scored 54 (2.7 per match)

The 1981–82 Irish Cup was the 102nd edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It began on 30 January 1982, and concluded on 24 April 1982 with the final.

Ballymena United were the defending champions, after winning the cup for the 4th time with a 1–0 win over Glenavon in the 1980–81 final.[1] This season, they went out in the first round after a 3–2 loss to Distillery. Linfield won their 33rd Irish Cup, defeating Coleraine 2–1 in the final.[2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 1–01 Chimney Corner
Cliftonville 1–0 Glentoran
Coleraine 2–1 Institute
Crusaders 1–22 Portadown
Distillery 3–2 Ballymena United
Glenavon 1–2 Limavady United
Larne 2–4 RUC
Linfield 5–0 Bangor

1This tie required two replays, after the first games ended as 2–2 and 1–1 draws.[2]
2This tie required a replay, after the first game ended as a 0–0 draw.[2]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 3–2 RUC
Distillery 0–23 Ards
Limavady United 0–2 Coleraine
Portadown 0–1 Linfield

3This tie required two replays, after the first games ended as 2–2 and 0–0 draws.[2]

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 1–2 Linfield
Cliftonville 0–1 Coleraine

Final[edit]

24 April 1982
Linfield 2 – 1 Coleraine
McKeown Goal
Murray Goal(pen.)
Report Healy Goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Northern Ireland 1981/82". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.