2008 FAI Cup

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The FAI Cup 2008 was the eighty-fifth staging of The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup, or FAI Cup for short. This season was the second one sponsored by Ford.

The 2008 FAI Ford Cup officially kicked-off in late March, when four clubs from the Intermediate and Junior leagues battled it out in the First Round for the opportunity to join 18 'A' League, Intermediate and Junior clubs in the Second Round.

The ten winners of those ties were joined in the Third Round by 12 Premier Division and 10 First Division clubs.

The competition ran until late November, with the final taking place on Sunday, 23 November 2008 at the RDS.[1]

First round[edit]

Fixtures were played on the weekend of Sunday 30 March 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Fanad United 2–0 Carrigaline United
2 Douglas Hall 4–0 Castlebar Celtic

Second round[edit]

Fixtures were played on the weekend of Sunday 20 April 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Corduff FC 0-11 St. Mary's
2 Avondale United 0–1 Drogheda Town
3 Douglas Hall 1–0 Belgrove
4 Crumlin United 0–0 Liffeys Pearse
replay Liffeys Pearse 2–0 Crumlin United
5 Salthill Devon 0–1 Rockmount
6 Killester United 2–1 Bangor Celtic
7 Swilly Rovers 1–4 Wayside Celtic
8 St. James Gate 2–3 Carrick United
9 Everton 3–1 Tullamore Town
10 Lissadel United 0–2 Fanad United

1Played on April 13, 2008 as Corduff FC gave up home advantage in tie due to unavailability of side on April 20.

Third round[edit]

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 8 June 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 12 May 2008 and was made by Giovanni Trappatoni and Marco Tardelli, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Wexford Youths 0–0 Killester United
replay Killester United 1–2 Wexford Youths
2 Galway United 1–0 Waterford United
3 Douglas Hall 0–3 Drogheda United
4 Everton 0–2 Carrick United
5 Shelbourne 0–3 Dundalk
6 Rockmount 0–3 Bray Wanderers
7 Monaghan United 0–0 UCD
replay UCD 0–1 Monaghan United
8 Limerick 37 0–2 Cork City
9 St Patrick's Athletic 2–1 Longford Town
10 Kildare County 3–0 Fanad United
11 Athlone Town 2–1 Finn Harps
12 Derry City 2–0 Liffeys Pearse
13 Sporting Fingal 2–0 Cobh Ramblers
14 Bohemians 3–0 Drogheda Town
15 Shamrock Rovers 2–1 Sligo Rovers
16 St Mary's 0–1 Wayside Celtic

Fourth round[edit]

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 17 August 2008. The draw place on Monday, 7 July 2008 and televised live on RTÉ Two.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Bray Wanderers 0–0 Dundalk
replay Dundalk 1–3 Bray Wanderers
2 Shamrock Rovers 0–1 Cork City
3 Galway United 4–1 Athlone Town
4 Carrick United 1–3 Sporting Fingal
5 Wayside Celtic 1–0 Monaghan United
6 Derry City 6–0 Kildare County
7 Bohemians 1–0 Drogheda United
8 Wexford Youths 1–3 St Patrick's Athletic

Quarter-finals[edit]

Matches were played on the weekend of Sunday, 14 September 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 25 August 2008 and was made by Turlough O'Connor and David Flood, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

11 September 2008
19:45 IST
Sporting Fingal 3 – 3 St. Patrick's Athletic
Hynes Goal 6'
P. Byrne Goal 18'
James Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Quigley Goal 35' Goal 42' (pen.)
Dempsey Goal 44'
Morton Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 1,932
Referee: D. McKeon

12 September 2008
19:45 IST
Galway United 1 – 1 Bray Wanderers
McCulloch Goal 45' Report Myler Goal 64'
Terryland Park, Galway
Attendance: 2,234
Referee: A. Kelly

13 September 2008
19:30 IST
Cork City 1 – 1 Derry City
Murphy Goal 36' Report Morrow Goal 83' (pen.)
Turners Cross, Cork
Attendance: 4,258
Referee: R. Winter

14 September 2008
15:00 IST
Wayside Celtic 1 – 6 Bohemians
Callaghan Goal 60' Report Kelly Goal 13'
J. Byrne Goal 19' Goal 55' (pen.)
McGuinness Goal 52'
Fenn Goal 77'
Crowe Goal 81'
Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Attendance: 1,784
Referee: Ian Stokes

Quarter-final replays[edit]

16 September 2008
19:45 IST
Bray Wanderers 0 – 2 Galway United
Report Keane Goal 37'
O'Shea Goal 53'
Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Attendance: 1,596
Referee: A. Kelly

26 September 2008
19:45 IST
St. Patrick's Athletic 2 – 0 Sporting Fingal
Quigley Goal 42'
Fitzpatrick Goal 61'
Report
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 1,149
Referee: D. Hancock

30 September 2008
19:45 IST
Derry City 0 – 0 (aet) Cork City
Report
  Penalties  
5–3
The Brandywell, Derry
Attendance: 3,275
Referee: R. Winter

Semi-finals[edit]

Matches were played on the weekend of Sunday, 26 October 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 29 September 2008 and was made by John Ryan and David Flood, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

24 October 2008
19:35 IST
St. Patrick's Athletic 1 – 3 Bohemians
Fahey Goal 53' Report Brennan Goal 14'
Deegan Goal 16'
Heary Goal 42'
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 4,879
Referee: D. McKeown

26 October 2008
15:15 GMT
Galway United 0 – 1 Derry City
Report Farren Goal 64'
Terryland Park, Galway
Attendance: 2,857
Referee: A. Kelly

Final[edit]

Main article: 2008 FAI Cup Final

The 2008 FAI Cup Final took place on Sunday 23 November 2008 at the RDS, Dublin.

23 November 2008
15:00 UTC
Bohemians 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Derry City
Crowe Goal 64'
J. Byrne Goal 70' (pen.)
Report Morrow Goal 60' Goal 76'
  Penalties  
Brennan Penalty scored
O'Donnell Penalty scored
Deegan Penalty scored
Rossiter Penalty missed
Kalonas Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored Farren
Penalty scored McHugh
Penalty missed Deery
Penalty missed Higgins
RDS, Dublin
Attendance: 15,281
Referee: Anthony Buttimer

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