2012 Setanta Sports Cup

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2012 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 12
Champions Northern Ireland Crusaders (1st title)
Runners-up Republic of Ireland Derry City
Matches played 21
Goals scored 52 (2.48 per match)

The 2012 Setanta Sports Cup was the seventh staging of the annual all-Ireland association football competition. It commenced on 11 February 2012 and ended on 12 May 2012, with the final played at The Oval, Belfast.

The draw for the 2012 competition was made at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on 25 January 2012.[1]

Crusaders won the competition for the first time, defeating Derry City 5–4 on penalties after the scores were level at 2–2 after extra time. It was the first time a club from the Northern Irish IFA Premiership had won the cup since Linfield won the inaugural competition in 2005.[2]

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 11 and 13 February and the second legs were played on 20 February.[3][4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bray Wanderers Republic of Ireland 2−7 Northern Ireland Glentoran 2−4 0−3
Lisburn Distillery Northern Ireland 0−7 Republic of Ireland Derry City 0−4 0−3
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 3−1 Northern Ireland Portadown 2−1 1−0
Cliftonville Northern Ireland 2−0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 1−0 1−0

First Leg[edit]

11 February 2012
15:00
Bray Wanderers 2 − 4 Glentoran
Waters Goal 18'42' Report Murray Goal 19'
Knight Goal 51'88'
O'Hanlon Goal 60'
Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Attendance: 650
Referee: Alan Kelly, (Cork)

11 February 2012
15:00
Lisburn Distillery 0 − 4 Derry City
Cushley Red card 62' Report McLaughlin Goal 23'
Patterson Goal 28'51'60'
New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh
Referee: M.Smith (Belfast)

13 February 2012
19:15
Bohemians 2 − 1 Portadown
Corcoran Goal 45'
Moore Goal 58'
Report Braniff Goal 61'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Referee: Tomás Connolly (Dublin)

13 February 2012
19:45
Cliftonville 1 − 0 St Patrick's Athletic
Boyce Goal 48' Report
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 600
Referee: Raymond Hetherington

Second leg[edit]

20 February 2012
19.15
St Patrick's Athletic 0 − 1 Cliftonville
Russell Red card 65' (Report) Gormley Goal 69'

Cliftonville won 2 − 0 on aggregate


20 February 2012
19.45
Derry City 3 − 0 Lisburn Distillery
McEleney Goal 25'
McLaughlin Goal 60'
Patterson Goal 63'
(Report)

Derry City won 7 − 0 on aggregate


20 February 2012
19.45
Portadown 0 − 1 Bohemians
(Report) Martin Goal 86'

Bohemians won 3 − 1 on aggregate


20 February 2012
19.45
Glentoran 3 − 0 Bray Wanderers
Boyce Goal 11', Goal 75 pen'
Nixon Goal 45'
(Report)

Glentoran won 7 − 2 on aggregate

Quarter-finals[edit]

The winners of the four first-round games joined the four seeded teams (Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Crusaders, and Linfield) who received byes into the quarter-finals. The first legs were played on 5 March 2012 and the second legs were played on 20 March 2012. The draw for the quarter-finals was made on 20 February 2012.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Crusaders Northern Ireland 2−0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 0−0 2−0
Linfield Northern Ireland 2−4 Republic of Ireland Derry City 1−1 1−3
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 2−2 Northern Ireland Cliftonville 2−0 0−2
Sligo Rovers Republic of Ireland 3−1 Northern Ireland Glentoran 2−0 1−1

First leg[edit]

5 March 2012
19:30
Linfield 1 – 1 Derry City
Thompson Goal 13' (Report) McDaid Goal 85'

5 March 2012
19:45
Sligo Rovers 2 – 0 Glentoran
Boco Goal 37'
Quigley Goal 63'
(Report) Nixon Red card 84'

5 March 2012
19:45
Crusaders 0 – 0 Bohemians
(Report)

5 March 2012
19:45
Shamrock Rovers 2 – 0 Cliftonville
Dennehy Goal 12'
Hawkins Goal 71'
(Report)

Second leg[edit]

20 March 2012
19:45
Bohemians 0 – 2 Crusaders
Pender Red card 90' (Report) Caddell Goal 3'
McMaster Goal 36'

Crusaders won 2 − 0 on aggregate


20 March 2012
19:45
Cliftonville 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Shamrock Rovers
Johnston Goal 45'
Gormley Goal 86'
(Report)
  Penalties  
Gormley Penalty scored
CaldwellPenalty missed
Donnelly Penalty missed
O'Carroll Penalty missed
1 – 3 Penalty scored Dennehy
Penalty scored Turner
Penalty scored Gartland

Shamrock Rovers won 3 – 1 on penalties after 2 – 2 draw on aggregate


20 March 2012
19:45
Derry City 3 – 1 Linfield
Molloy Goal 69'
McLaughlin Goal 77'
Madden Goal 90'
(Report) Lowry Goal 31'

Derry City won 4 − 2 on aggregate


20 March 2012
19:45
Glentoran 1 − 1 Sligo Rovers
Ward Goal 23' (Report) North Goal 89' (pen.)

Sligo Rovers won 3 − 1 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was made following the second leg quarter-final matches.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Crusaders Northern Ireland 3−2 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 2−0 1−2
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 2−3 Republic of Ireland Derry City 0−3 2−0

First leg[edit]

16 April 2012
19:45
Crusaders 2 – 0 Sligo Rovers
Rainey Goal 40'80' (Report)

16 April 2012
19:45
Shamrock Rovers 0 – 3 Derry City
Pieterse Red card 12' (Report) Deery Goal 15'
McEleney Goal 51'
McBride Goal 85'

Second leg[edit]

23 April 2012
20:00
Sligo Rovers 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Crusaders
Boco Goal 35'
Quigley Goal 48'
(Report) Coates Goal 105' (pen.)

Crusaders won 3 − 2 on aggregate


23 April 2012
19:45
Derry City 0 – 2 Shamrock Rovers
(Report) Twigg Goal 52'86'

Derry City won 3 − 2 on aggregate

Final[edit]

12 May 2012
16:00
Crusaders 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Derry City
Coates Goal 85'96'
McBride Red card 90'
(Report) Patterson Goal 80'101' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Coates Penalty scored
Morrow Penalty scored
Snoddy Penalty scored
Gargan Penalty missed
Dallas Penalty scored
McKeown Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Patterson
Penalty scored Higgins
Penalty scored Molloy
Penalty missed Morrison
Penalty scored McEleney
Penalty missed McCaffrey
The Oval, Belfast
Attendance: 3,275
Referee: Raymond Crangle


Winner of 2012 Setanta Sports Cup
Northern Ireland Crusaders
1st title

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]