2010 League of Ireland Cup

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2010 League of Ireland Cup
EA Sports Cup
Country  Ireland
&
 Northern Ireland
Teams 29
Champions Sligo Rovers
Runners-up Monaghan United
Matches played 28
Goals scored 83 (2.96 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Pádraig Amond
George O'Callaghan
(5 goals)

The 2010 League of Ireland Cup, also known as the 2010 EA Sports Cup, was the 37th season of the Irish football knockout competition.

The competition was won by Sligo Rovers who defeated Monaghan United in the final on 25 September 2010 at the Showgrounds, Sligo.[1]

A total of 29 teams competed in the 2010 competition. The 10 League of Ireland Premier Division and 12 League of Ireland First Division clubs were joined by 5 A Championship teams, as well as Donegal intermediate side Letterkenny Rovers and the Kerry League representative side. For the Preliminary, First and Second Rounds of the competition, all participating clubs were split into 4 regional pools with the further rounds of the competition having an open draw. Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk and Sporting Fingal all received automatic byes into the Second Round of the competition due to each club's European football participation. The 2010 competition commenced with the Preliminary Round in March 2010.

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw for the Preliminary round took place on 11 March 2010.[2] Fixtures were played on 23, 29 and 30 March 2010.

Pool 2[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Castlebar Celtic 1 - 0 Salthill Devon

Pool 3[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Athlone Town 1 – 0 Longford Town Report

Pool 4[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Monaghan United 1 – 0 Shelbourne Report
2 Tullamore Town 2 – 2
AET
FC Carlow
Tullamore Town won 3 – 2 on penalties

First round[edit]

The draw for the First round took place on 11 March 2010.[3] Fixtures were played on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 April 2010.

Pool 1[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Kerry League 0 – 2 Waterford United Report
2 Limerick 2 – 1 Cobh Ramblers Report
3 Cork City F.C. 3 – 0 Wexford Youths Report

Pool 2[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Derry City 3 – 2 Galway United Report
2 Castlebar Celtic 1 – 3 Finn Harps Report
3 Mervue United 0 – 1
AET
Letterkenny Rovers Report

Pool 3[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 UCD 1 – 0 Athlone Town Report
2 Drogheda United 1 – 3 Bray Wanderers Report

Pool 4[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Monaghan United 6 – 1 Tullamore Town Report

Second round[edit]

The draw for the Second round took place on 11 March 2010.[4] Fixtures were played on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 May 2010.

Pool 1[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Cork City F.C. 0 – 3 Limerick Report
2 Waterford United 9 – 0 Tralee Dynamos Report

Pool 2[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Sligo Rovers 6 – 0 Letterkenny Rovers Report
2 Derry City 2 – 0 Finn Harps Report

Pool 3[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 St. Patrick's Athletic 2 – 0 Bray Wanderers Report
2 UCD 0 – 1 Shamrock Rovers Report

Pool 4[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Monaghan United 1 – 1
AET
Bohemians Report
Monaghan United won 4 – 3 on penalties
2 Dundalk 2 – 0 Sporting Fingal Report

Quarter-Finals[edit]

The draw for the Quarter-finals took place on 12 May 2010.[5] Fixtures were played on Tuesday 1 June 2010.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Derry City 1 – 2 Shamrock Rovers Report
2 Limerick 0 – 3 Monaghan United Report
3 Sligo Rovers 4 – 1 St. Patrick's Athletic Report
4 Waterford United 1 – 2 Dundalk Report

Semi-Finals[edit]

The draw for the Semi-finals took place on 2 June 2010.[6] Fixtures were played on 17 August 2010.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Sligo Rovers 2 – 1 Shamrock Rovers Report
2 Monaghan United 1 – 0 Dundalk Report

Final[edit]

25 September 2010
17.30 IST
Sligo Rovers 1 – 0 Monaghan United
Matthew Blinkhorn Goal 14' Report
The Showgrounds, Sligo
Referee: Declan Hanney

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sligo Rovers 1-0 Monaghan Utd". RTÉ Sport. 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ EA SPORTS Cup draw www.airtricityleague.com
  3. ^ EA SPORTS Cup draw www.airtricityleague.com
  4. ^ EA SPORTS Cup draw www.airtricityleague.com
  5. ^ Sligo to host Saints in EA SPORTS Cup quarter finals www.airtricityleague.com
  6. ^ EA SPORTS Cup semi final draw www.airtricityleague.com

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