2011–12 Irish League Cup

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2011–12 Irish League Cup
Irn-Bru League Cup
Country Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
Teams 42
Champions Crusaders (2nd title)
Runners-up Coleraine
Matches played 41
Goals scored 178 (4.34 per match)

The 2011–12 Irish League Cup (known as the Irn-Bru League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 26th edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. The competition was contested by the 12 members of the IFA Premiership, as well as the 30 members of the IFA Championship. The competition began on 27 August 2011 and ended with the final on 28 January 2012.

Lisburn Distillery were the defending champions, following a 2–1 victory over Portadown in the previous season's final. However, they were eliminated in the Third Round by Crusaders.

Crusaders went on to win the cup for the second time by defeating Coleraine 1–0 in the final.[1]

First round[edit]

The draw for the first round was made on 22 August 2011. The games were played in a one-leg format on 27 August and 30 August 2011.

Ards, Bangor, Chimney Corner, Dergview, Knockbreda, Limavady United, Newry City, PSNI, Tobermore United and Wakehurst all received byes into the Second Round.[2]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Annagh United 4–0 Moyola Park
Armagh City 0–2 Sport & Leisure Swifts
Ballinamallard United 3–0 Institute
Ballyclare Comrades 3–0 Ballymoney United
Banbridge Town 0–1 Warrenpoint Town
Dundela 3–4 Larne
Glebe Rangers 2–3 Loughgall
Killymoon Rangers 5–4 Queen's University
Lurgan Celtic 1–3 Harland & Wolff Welders
Portstewart 1–4 Coagh United

Second Round[edit]

The draw for the second round was made on 2 September 2011. The games were played in a one-leg format on 20 and 21 September 2011.[3]

The 12 members of the IFA Premiership entered at this stage, along with the 10 winners from the First Round matches, and the 10 teams who received byes.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ballinamallard United 0–2 Limavady United
Ballyclare Comrades 4–6 (aet) Linfield
Ballymena United 7–0 Chimney Corner
Bangor 3–2 Annagh United
Carrick Rangers 6–1 Sport & Leisure Swifts
Cliftonville 3–1 Ards
Coleraine 3–1 Knockbreda
Crusaders 6–1 PSNI
Dergview 2–1 (aet) Harland & Wolff Welders
Donegal Celtic 4–0 Wakehurst
Dungannon Swifts 4–0 Loughgall
Glenavon 10–0 Coagh United
Glentoran 7–0 Killymoon Rangers
Lisburn Distillery 2–0 Tobermore United
Newry City 4–2 Larne
Portadown 3–0 Warrenpoint Town

Third Round[edit]

The draw for the third round was made on 21 September 2011. The games were played in a one-leg format on 12 October 2011.[4]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bangor 0–2 Ballymena United
Carrick Rangers 3–1 Limavady United
Cliftonville 5–0 Dungannon Swifts
Donegal Celtic 0–1 Dergview
Glentoran 2–1 Portadown
Linfield 0–0 (5–6 p) Glenavon
Lisburn Distillery 2–4 Crusaders
Newry City 0–3 Coleraine

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the Quarter-finals was made on 13 October 2011. The games were played on 16 November 2011.[5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Carrick Rangers 0–7 Crusaders
Dergview 2–6 Ballymena United
Glenavon 1–2 Cliftonville
Glentoran 1–2 Coleraine

Semi-finals[edit]

13 December 2011
19:45 GMT
Cliftonville 1 − 2 (a.e.t.) Coleraine
R. Donnelly Goal 71' (pen.) Report Tommons Goal 10'
Black Goal 119'

Final[edit]

28 January 2012
14:30 GMT
Coleraine 0 – 1 Crusaders
Report Morrow Goal 34'

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