2011 Setanta Sports Cup

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2011 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 12
Champions Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
(1st title)
Runners-up Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Matches played 21
Goals scored 69 (3.29 per match)

The 2011 Setanta Sports Cup was the sixth staging of the all Ireland association football competition. It commenced on 14 February 2011 with the final played on 14 May 2011.[1]

The draw for the 2011 competition was made at Belfast City Hall on 13 December 2010.

Changes to structure[edit]

For the 2011 competition, the Setanta Cup was expanded to 12 teams, of which the four highest ranked teams received a bye into the Quarter-Finals. Also unlike previous years the tournament was played as a straight knock-out competition over two legs apart from the final.[2]

Television Coverage[edit]

Setanta Sports broadcast live coverage of five games, starting with the quarter-finals.

First Round[edit]

Four League of Ireland and Four IFA Premiership teams played each other in the first round over two games with the winners qualifying for the Quarter-Finals. The first legs were played on 14 February/21 February/1 March 2011 and the second legs were played on 28 February/1 March/7 March 2011. Sporting Fingal had originally been scheduled to compete in the tournament against Lisburn Distillery but withdrew on 9 February due to financial difficulties which saw them fold the following day and were replaced by UCD.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Linfield Northern Ireland 4−6 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 3−5 1−1
UCD Republic of Ireland 0−2 Northern Ireland Lisburn Distillery 0−0 0−2
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 3−2 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 3−0 0−2
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 1−4 Northern Ireland Portadown 1−2 0−2

Matches[edit]

First Leg[edit]

14 February 2011
19.45
Linfield 3 – 5 Dundalk
Thompson Goal 43'
Garrett Goal 64'
Allen Goal 81'
Report Kearns Goal 31'66'90+2'
Quigley Goal 54'75'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: Stephen Weatherall (Antrim)

14 February 2011
19.45
UCD 0 – 0 Lisburn Distillery
Report
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 150
Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin)

21 February 2011
19.45
Cliftonville 3 − 0 St Patrick's Athletic
McMullan Goal 31'49'
O'Connor Goal 42'
Report
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 400
Referee: Davie Malcolm

1 March 2011
19.45
Bohemians 1 − 2 Portadown
Somers Goal 63'
Brennan Red card 77'
Report Braniff Goal 45'
O'Hara Goal 59'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 800
Referee: Tom Connolly

Second Leg[edit]

28 February 2011
20.00
Dundalk 1 − 1 Linfield
Gaynor Goal 11' Report Gault Goal 45+3'
Oriel Park, Dundalk
Attendance: 2250
Referee: Damien Hancock, Dublin

Dundalk won 6 − 4 on aggregate


28 February 2011
19.45
Lisburn Distillery 2 − 0 UCD
Browne Goal 18' (pen.)
Davidson Goal 86'
Report
New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh
Referee: Colin Burns

Distillery won 2 − 0 on aggregate.


1 March 2011
19.45
St Patrick's Athletic 2 − 0 Cliftonville
Mulcahy Goal 41'
McMillan Goal 80'
Report
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin)

Cliftonville won 3 − 2 on aggregate.


7 March 2011
19.45
Portadown 2 − 0 Bohemians
Baker Goal 10'
Mouncey Goal 47'
Report

Portadown won 4−1 on aggregate

Quarter−Finals[edit]

The winners of the four first round games joined the four seeded teams (Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Crusaders and Glentoran) who received a Bye into the Quarter-Finals. The first legs were played on 7 March/14 March/28 March 2011 and the second legs were played on 21 March/22 March/4 April 2011.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Glentoran Northern Ireland 1−2 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 0−1 1−1
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 10−6 Northern Ireland Crusaders 4−2 6−4
Lisburn Distillery Northern Ireland 2−7 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 0−3 2−4
Sligo Rovers Republic of Ireland 5−0 Northern Ireland Portadown 3−0 2−0

Matches[edit]

First Leg[edit]

7 March 2011
19.45
Glentoran 0 − 1 Dundalk
Report Quigley Goal 82'
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: Arnold Hunter (Fermanagh)

14 March 2011
19.45
Cliftonville 4 − 2 Crusaders
McMullan Goal 24'
McVeigh Goal 71'
Garrett Goal 85'
Holland Goal 86'
Report Magee Goal 32'
Halliday Goal 54'
Gibson Red card 79'


28 March 2011
19.45
Sligo Rovers 3 − 0 Portadown
Dillon Goal 21'
Russell Goal 58'
Cretaro Goal 90'
Report
Showgrounds, Sligo
Referee: T.Connolly

Second Leg[edit]

21 March 2011
19.55
Dundalk 1 − 1 Glentoran
Gaynor Goal 80' Report Burrows Goal 59' (pen.)
Taylor Red card 79'
Oriel Park, Dundalk
Attendance: 2100
Referee: Richie Winter (Dublin)

Dundalk won 2−1 on aggregate


21 March 2011
19.45
Crusaders 4 − 6 Cliftonville
Sweeney Goal 13'
Faulkner Goal 18'
Caddell Goal 39'74'
Report O'Connor Goal 5'20'
Holland Goal 10'
McMullan Goal 54' (pen.)
Garrett Goal 61'
Donnelly Goal 89'

Cliftonville won 10−6 on aggregate


22 March 2011
19.45
Shamrock Rovers 4 − 2 Lisburn Distillery
Kilduff Goal 42'
Rice Goal 47'
Kavanagh Goal 82'89'
Report Liggett Goal 14'57'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 500
Referee: Neil Doyle

Shamrock Rovers won 7−2 on aggregate.


4 April 2011
19.45
Portadown 0 − 2 Sligo Rovers
Report Horgan Goal 40'
Ndo Goal 75'

Sligo Rovers won 5−0 on aggregate

Semi−Finals[edit]

The four winners of the quarter final games played each other over two games for a place in the 2011 Setanta Sports Cup final. The first legs were played on 4 April/11 April 2011 and the second legs were played on 18 April/19 April 2011. The draw for the semi-finals was made on 23 March 2011.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 2−5 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1−3 1−2
Sligo Rovers Republic of Ireland 1−4 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 0−2 1−2

Matches[edit]

First Leg[edit]

4 April 2011
19.45
Cliftonville 1 − 3 Dundalk
McMullan Goal 24' Report Quigley Goal 49'82'
Kearns Goal 73'
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 750
Referee: Damien Hancock, Dublin

11 April 2011
19.45
Sligo Rovers 0 − 2 Shamrock Rovers
Russell Red card 74' Report Finn Goal 27'
Sheppard Goal 58'

Second Leg[edit]

18 April 2011
19.45
Dundalk 2 − 1 Cliftonville
Byrne Goal 67'
Breen Goal 90+3'
Report O'Connor Goal 59'
Oriel Park, Dundalk
Referee: Alan Black (Antrim)

Dundalk won 5−2 on aggregate


19 April 2011
19.45
Shamrock Rovers 2 − 1 Sligo Rovers
Sheppard Goal 8'
Dennehy Goal 25'
Report Doyle Goal 4'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Raymond Crangle

Shamrock Rovers won 4−1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

The two winners of the semi final games played each other over one game to decide who would be crowned Setanta Sports Cup winners for 2011. The final took place on Saturday 14 May 2011 in Tallaght Stadium.[5] Shamrock Rovers beat Dundalk to win the competition for the first time.[6]

Match[edit]

14 May 2011
18.15 IST
Dundalk 0 – 2 Shamrock Rovers
Report O'Neill Goal 65'
Dennehy Goal 90+3'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 4,789
Referee: Alan Kelly, Cork
Winner of 2011 Setanta Sports Cup
Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
1st Title

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]