1984–85 Irish Cup

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1984–85 Irish Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Glentoran (11th title)
Runners-up Linfield
Matches played 36
Goals scored 115 (3.19 per match)

The 1984–85 Irish Cup was the 105th edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It began on 19 January 1985, and concluded on 11 May 1985 with the replayed final.

Ballymena United were the defending champions after winning their 5th Irish Cup last season, defeating Carrick Rangers 4–1 in the 1984 final.[1] This season they reached the semi-finals, but lost to Linfield. Glentoran won their 11th Irish Cup, defeating arch rivals Linfield 1–0 in the final replay after the first game ended 1–1.[2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballyclare Comrades 2–2 Newry Town
Ballymena United 3–0 Michelin
Banbridge Town 2–5 Linfield
Civil Service 0–5 Harland & Wolff Welders
Cliftonville 2–0 Brantwood
Distillery 1–1 Dunmurry Recreation
Downpatrick Recreation 1–5 Limavady United
Bangor 0–3 Ards
Coleraine 2–1 Chimney Corner
Larne 2–1 Standard Telephone
Portadown 5–1 Barn United
Glenavon 3–1 Crusaders
Glentoran 4–0 Carrick Rangers
Islandmagee 1–1 Ballymoney United
Killyleagh Youth 1–0 Omagh Town
Tobermore United 1–2 RUC

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymoney United 3–1 Islandmagee
Dunmurry Recreation 1–3 Distillery
Newry Town 1–3 Ballyclare Comrades


Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 2–0 Ballymoney United
Ballyclare Comrades 2–2 Glentoran
Ballymena United 2–0 Killyleagh Youth
Distillery 2–0 Limavady United
Coleraine 3–1 RUC
Larne 1–2 Linfield
Portadown 2–1 Harland & Wolff Welders
Glenavon 1–0 Cliftonville

Replay[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Glentoran 3–1 Ballyclare Comrades


Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 0–1 Ballymena United
Distillery 0–3 Glentoran
Portadown 1–2 Linfield
Glenavon 0–4 Coleraine


Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 0–3 Linfield
Coleraine 1–2 Glentoran

Final[edit]

4 May 1985
Glentoran 1 – 1 Linfield
Mullan Goal 24' Report McKeown Goal 42'

Replay[edit]

11 May 1985
Linfield 0 – 1 Glentoran
Report Mooney Goal 36' (og.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland 1984/85". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.