2009–10 Setanta Sports Cup

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2009–10 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 9
Champions Republic of Ireland Bohemians (1st title)
Runners-up Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
Matches played 23
Goals scored 59 (2.57 per match)

The 2009–10 Setanta Sports Cup was the 5th staging of the cross-border Setanta Sports Cup competition - which features football clubs from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It commenced on August 28, 2009, and the final was played on May 15, 2010, with Bohemians defeating St Patrick's Athletic 1–0 to claim their first Setanta Cup triumph.

On June 22, 2009, the draw for the competition was postponed because of the financial troubles of organizer Setanta Sports. However, on July 19, 2009, it was confirmed that the competition would be going ahead as planned, and the draw was made at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin, on July 28.[1][2]

Changes to structure[edit]

"It is only fair for the tournament winners to be given the chance to defend their crown."

Milo Corcoran, Chairman of Setanta Sports Cup Organising Committee

In the 2009–10 season, the Setanta Cup was expanded to nine teams, comprising three groups of three. The three group winners qualified for the semi-finals, as did the group runner-up with the best record. Teams were drawn from the top four of both leagues,[3] with an additional place for the winners of the previous competition, Cork City. In a further change to the format of previous years, games were expected to take place on weekends instead of midweek.[4]

Group Stages[edit]

Teams that progressed to the Semi-Finals are indicated in bold type.

Teams eliminated from the Setanta Sports Cup this stage are indicated in italics.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 4 3 1 0 11 4 +7 10
Republic of Ireland Cork City 4 1 1 2 3 8 -5 4
Northern Ireland Cliftonville 4 1 0 3 5 7 -2 3
29 August 2009
Cork City 1 – 0 Cliftonville
Gamble Goal 37' (Report)

13 September 2009
Sligo Rovers 2 – 2 Cork City
Ryan Goal 45'
Marshall Goal 59'
(Report) Silagailis Goal 16'
Deasy Goal 90'
Showgrounds, Sligo
Referee: Republic of Ireland Damien Hancock

3 October 2009
Cliftonville 2 – 3 Sligo Rovers
Boyce Goal 9'
Bannon Goal 67'
(Report) Turner Goal 24', Goal 39'
Marshall Goal 75'

9 November 2009
Cork City P – P Sligo Rovers
(Report)

Postponed due to waterlogged pitch


22 February 2010
Cork City 0 – 3 Sligo Rovers

Due to Cork City's resignation from the competition, Sligo Rovers were awarded a 3-0 win


26 February 2010
Sligo Rovers 3 – 0 Cliftonville
Ventre Goal 39'
Doyle Goal 45'
Amond Goal 86'
(Report)

13 March 2010
Cliftonville 3 – 0 Cork City

Due to Cork City's resignation from the competition, Cliftonville were awarded a 3-0 win

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Ireland Bohemians 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8
Northern Ireland Glentoran 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
Northern Ireland Coleraine 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 2
29 August 2009
Glentoran 1 – 2 Bohemians
Waterworth Goal 51' (Report) McGuinness Goal 61'
Byrne Goal 88'
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: Northern Ireland David Malcolm

19 September 2009
Coleraine 0 – 0 Glentoran
[1]


3 November 2009
Glentoran 3 – 2 Coleraine
Waterworth Goal 29'
Fordyce Goal 59'
Hall Goal 62'
(Report) Boyce Goal 6', Goal 66'
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: Northern Ireland Raymond Crangle

27 February 2010
Coleraine 1 – 3 Bohemians
Patterson Goal 2' (Report) Heary Goal 27'
Rossiter Goal 47'
Madden Goal 81'

13 March 2010
Bohemians 1 – 1 Glentoran
Cretaro Goal 61' (Report) Hamilton Goal 51'

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
Northern Ireland Linfield 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 8
Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 4 1 2 1 5 3 +2 5
Republic of Ireland Derry City 4 0 2 2 2 8 -6 2
22 September 2009
Derry City 1 – 1 St Patrick's Athletic
Stewart Goal 45 pen' (Report) Lester Goal 56'
The Brandywell, Derry
Referee: Republic of Ireland Richie Winter

3 October 2009
Linfield 1 – 1 Derry City
Munster Goal 14' (Report) McManus Goal 85'

Derry City ceased to exist, St Patrick's Athletic awarded 3-0 win[5]


26 February 2010
St Patrick's Athletic 1 – 1 Linfield
Williams Goal 15' (Report) Ervin Goal 36 pen'


Derry City ceased to exist, Linfield awarded 3-0 win[6]

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 3–1 Northern Ireland Linfield 2–1 1–0
St Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland 6–2 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 4–1 2–1

First leg[edit]

3 April 2010
Bohemians 2 – 1 Linfield
Oman Goal 43'
Cretaro Goal 86'
(Report) McAllister Goal 16'
Kane Red card 67'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Referee: Republic of Ireland Thomas Connolly

13 April 2010
St Patrick's Athletic 4 – 1 Sligo Rovers
Byrne Goal 9'
McAllister Goal 37'
Coughlan Goal 50'
Guy Goal 85'
(Report) Doninger Goal 45'
Richmond Park, Dublin
Referee: Republic of Ireland Declan Hanney

Second leg[edit]

17 April 2010
Sligo Rovers 1 – 2 St Patrick's Athletic
O'Grady Goal 5' (Report) Byrne Goal 18'
Lynch Goal 59'
Showgrounds, Sligo
Referee: Northern Ireland Trevor Moutray

St Patrick's Athletic won 6 − 2 on aggregate


19 April 2010
Linfield 0 – 1 Bohemians
(Report) Madden Goal 5'

Bohemians won 3 − 1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

15 May 2010
18:30
St Patrick's Athletic 0 – 1 Bohemians
Report Murphy 24'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 3,896
Referee: Northern Ireland Alan Black


Winner of 2009–10 Setanta Sports Cup
Republic of Ireland Bohemians
1st Title

Goalscorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Setanta Sports Cup to go ahead". RTÉ Sport. 2009-07-19. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Setanta Cup draw is made". RTÉ Sport. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  3. ^ Setanta Sports Cup to be expanded - eircomloi.ie
  4. ^ Setanta matches moved to weekends - BBC Sport
  5. ^ Derry City FC removed from Setanta Cup - RTÉ Sport
  6. ^ Derry City FC removed from Setanta Cup - RTÉ Sport