2000–01 Irish League Cup

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2000–01 Irish League Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 20
Champions Glentoran (3rd title)
Runners-up Glenavon
Matches played 19
Goals scored 39 (2.05 per match)

The 2000–01 Irish League Cup was the 15th edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 24 April 2001 with the final.

Linfield were the defending champions after their third consecutive and sixth overall League Cup win last season; a 4–0 victory over Coleraine in the previous final. This season they went out in the semi-finals to Glenavon, who condemned Linfield to their first defeat in the competition for four years. Glentoran were the eventual winners, defeating Glenavon 1–0 in the final to lift the cup for the third time overall, and the first time since the 1990–91 competition 10 years earlier.[1][2]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Carrick Rangers 1–0 Ballyclare Comrades
Dungannon Swifts 0–3 Limavady United
Larne 2–0 Bangor
Lisburn Distillery 0–2 Ards

First round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Armagh City 0–0 (4–3 p) Coleraine
Ballymena United 1–2 Ards
Carrick Rangers 0–2 Glenavon
Cliftonville 2–3 Omagh Town
Crusaders 1–2 Linfield
Glentoran 2–1 Limavady United
Institute 2–2 (1–3 p) Newry Town
Larne 0–1 Portadown

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 0–2 Omagh Town
Armagh City 0–1 Glentoran
Glenavon 3–0 Portadown
Newry Town 0–0 (3–4 p) Linfield

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Omagh Town 0–2 Glentoran
Linfield 0–1 Glenavon

Final[edit]

24 April 2001
Glenavon 0 – 1 Glentoran
Report Young Goal 73' (pen.)

References[edit]