1996–97 Irish Cup

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1996–97 Irish Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 32
Champions Glenavon (5th title)
Runners-up Cliftonville
Matches played 39
Goals scored 108 (2.77 per match)

The 1996–97 Irish Cup was the 117th edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 3 May 1997 with the final.

Glentoran were the defending champions after winning their 16th Irish Cup last season, with a 1–0 win over Glenavon in the 1996 final. This season Glenavon went one better by winning the cup for the 5th time, with a 1–0 win over Cliftonville in the final.[1][2]

Fifth round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballyclare Comrades 2–3 Cliftonville
Bangor 3–0 Ballymena United
Brantwood 0–2 Dundela
British Telecom 1–1 Crumlin United
Carrick Rangers 0–0 RUC
Coleraine 2–1 Linfield
Crusaders 4–1 Institute
Drumaness Mills 1–3 Limavady United
Dungannon Swifts 1–1 Loughgall
Enkalon 1–1 Portstewart
Glenavon 1–0 Ards
Glentoran 4–0 Distillery
Larne 0–2 Coagh United
Newry Town 0–0 Omagh Town
Park 0–4 Chimney Corner
Portadown 3–0 Dunmurry Recreation

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Crumlin United 4–1 British Telecom
Loughgall 3–1 Dungannon Swifts
Omagh Town 1–0 Newry Town
Portstewart 3–1 Enkalon
RUC 2–1 Carrick Rangers


Sixth round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Crumlin United 1–2 Loughgall
Crusaders 1–0 Portadown
Dundela 1–2 Coagh United
Glenavon 2–0 Glentoran
Limavady United 1–1 Bangor
Omagh Town 3–2 Chimney Corner
Portstewart 0–1 Coleraine
RUC 0–3 Cliftonville

Replay[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bangor 0–2 Limavady United


Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 3–1 Crusaders
Glenavon 4–1 Coagh United
Loughgall 1–1 Coleraine
Omagh Town 2–2 Limavady United

Replays[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Coleraine 0–1 Loughgall
Limavady United 0–1 Omagh Town

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 3–1 Loughgall
Glenavon 5–0 Omagh Town


Final[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland 1996/97". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 November 2012.