1994–95 Irish League Cup

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1994–95 Irish League Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Ards (1st title)
Runners-up Cliftonville
Matches played 31
Goals scored 129 (4.16 per match)

The 1994–95 Irish League Cup was the ninth edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 25 April 1995 with the final.

Linfield were the defending champions after lifting the cup for the third time with a 2–0 victory over Coleraine in the previous final. This season they went out in the second round to Cliftonville, who were the eventual runners-up after being defeated on penalties in the final by Ards. This is Ards' only League cup win, and only appearance in the final to date.[1][2]

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 3–3 (6–5 p) Dungannon Swifts
Ballyclare Comrades 3–2 Queen's University
Ballymena United 2–0 Ballinamallard United
Ballymoney United 2–5 Carrick Rangers
Banbridge Town 1–2 Crusaders
Bangor 2–1 Cookstown United
Brantwood 2–7 Omagh Town
Cliftonville 3–0 Moyola Park
Coleraine 3–1 Harland & Wolff Welders
Distillery 4–0 Tobermore United
Dundela 3–3 (2–4 p) Newry Town
Glenavon 5–0 Limavady United
Glentoran 2–1 Loughgall
Larne 4–1 RUC
Linfield 5–0 Chimney Corner
Portadown 5–0 Armagh City

Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballymena United 1–2 Ballyclare Comrades
Bangor 3–2 Glentoran
Crusaders 5–0 Carrick Rangers
Larne 4–2 Distillery
Linfield 2–3 Cliftonville
Newry Town 0–2 Coleraine
Omagh Town 2–3 Ards
Portadown 3–1 Glenavon

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballyclare Comrades 2–4 Ards
Bangor 2–0 Larne
Coleraine 0–2 Cliftonville
Crusaders 3–1 Portadown

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 2–1 Bangor
Cliftonville 2–0 Crusaders

Final[edit]

25 April 1995
Ards 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) Cliftonville
Report
  Penalties  
2 – 0

References[edit]