1989–90 Irish Cup

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1989–90 Irish Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Glentoran (15th title)
Runners-up Portadown
Matches played 35
Goals scored 88 (2.51 per match)

The 1989–90 Irish Cup was the 110th edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It began on 20 January 1990 and concluded on 5 May 1990 with the final.

Ballymena United were the defending champions after winning their 6th Irish Cup last season, defeating Larne 1–0 in the 1989 final.[1] However, this season they went out in the first round to Dungannon Swifts. Glentoran went on to win the cup for the fifth time in six seasons, and 15th time overall. They defeated Portadown 3–0 in the final.[2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 1–1 Dungannon Swifts
Bangor 1–1 RUC
Brantwood 1–2 Banbridge Town
Carrick Rangers 2–0 Coagh United
Chimney Corner 1–0 Standard Telephones & Cables
Coleraine 2–0 Dunmurry Recreation
Cookstown United 0–5 Donegal Celtic
Crusaders 3–1 Drumaness Mills
Distillery 3–0 1st Bangor Old Boys
Glentoran 1–1 Cliftonville
Larne 1–0 Harland & Wolff Welders
Linfield 1–1 Glenavon
Loughgall 0–1 Barn United
Omagh Town 0–3 Ards
Portadown 1–0 Dundela
Tobermore United 0–2 Newry Town

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 0–1 Glentoran
Dungannon Swifts 1–1
(4–2 p)
Ballymena United
Glenavon 0–1 Linfield
RUC 0–3 Bangor


Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 0–2 Larne
Banbridge Town 2–1 Chimney Corner
Bangor 4–0 Distillery
Carrick Rangers 0–2 Portadown
Donegal Celtic 1–2 Linfield
Coleraine 2–0 Crusaders
Glentoran 2–1 Barn United
Newry Town 4–1 Dungannon Swifts


Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Banbridge Town 0–1 Coleraine
Larne 1–2 Linfield
Newry Town 2–3 Glentoran
Portadown 2–1 Bangor


Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Glentoran 2–0 Linfield
Portadown 4–0 Coleraine

Final[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland 1989/90". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.