1983–84 Irish Cup

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1983–84 Irish Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Ballymena United (4th title)
Runners-up Carrick Rangers
Matches played 37
Goals scored 111 (3 per match)

The 1983–84 Irish Cup was the 104th edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It began on 28 January 1984, and concluded on 5 May 1984 with the final.

Glentoran were the defending champions after winning their 10th Irish Cup last season, defeating rivals Linfield 2–1 in the 1983 final replay.[1] This season they reached the semi-finals, but lost to Carrick Rangers. Ballymena United won their fourth Irish Cup (fifth if you include Ballymena's record), defeating Carrick Rangers 4–1 in the final.[2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 1–0 Coleraine
Armoy United 1–1 POSC
Ballyclare Comrades 1–2 Newry Town
Banbridge Town 2–3 Bangor
Brantwood 2–2 Queen's University
Carrick Rangers 1–1 Crusaders
Crewe United 0–5 Glenavon
Distillery 4–0 Dunmurry Recreation
Harland & Wolff Welders 0–4 Glentoran
Institute 2–0 New University
Islandmagee 0–3 Portadown
Killyleagh Youth 1–3 Dundela
Limavady United 5–1 Standard Telephone
Linfield 1–0 Larne
Omagh Town 0–1 Cliftonville
Tobermore United 0–7 Ballymena United

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Crusaders 0–1 Carrick Rangers
POSC 5–2 Armoy United
Queen's University 0–1 Brantwood


Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 2–1 Dundela
Bangor 2–2 Glentoran
Brantwood 1–2 Carrick Rangers
Cliftonville 1–0 Ards
Glenavon 0–0 Distillery
Institute 1–2 POSC
Limavady United 0–3 Linfield
Newry Town 3–0 Portadown

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Distillery 1–1 Glenavon
Glentoran 3–1 Bangor

Second replay[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Glenavon 4–0 Distillery


Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 2–1 Linfield
Cliftonville 2–0 POSC
Glentoran 1–0 Glenavon
Newry Town 0–1 Carrick Rangers


Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 2–1 Cliftonville
Glentoran 1–2 Carrick Rangers

Final[edit]

5 May 1984
Ballymena United 4 – 1 Carrick Rangers
Fox Goal 8'
Crockard Goal 47'
Harrison Goal 65' (pen.)
Speak Goal 76'
Report Fellowes Goal 90'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland 1983/84". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.