2013 FAI Cup

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2013 FAI Cup
FAI Ford Cup
Country  Republic of Ireland
Teams 40
Champions Sligo Rovers
Runners-up Drogheda United

The 2013 FAI Senior Challenge Cup, also known as the 2013 FAI Ford Senior Cup, was the 90th season of the national football competition of the Republic of Ireland. The winners of the competition earned a spot in the first qualifying round of the 2014-15 UEFA Europa League.

A total of 40 teams are competing in the 2013 competition, which commenced on the weekend ending on 31 March 2013. The teams entered from the 2013 League of Ireland Premier Division and First Division received byes into the second round stage. Four non-league clubs also received byes to the second round. The remaining 12 teams entered at the first round stage. These non-league teams are composed of the sixteen clubs, which reached the fourth round of the 2012–13 FAI Intermediate Cup and the seni-finalists of the FAI Junior Cup 2012-13.

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
First round 40 16 none 16 Leinster Senior League
Munster Senior League
Ulster Senior League
Second round 32 32 8 24 League of Ireland
Third round 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-Finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-Finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

First round[edit]

The draw for this round was conducted by FAI President Paddy McCaul at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown on 5 March 2013.[1] 16 of the 20 non-League of Ireland clubs are participating in this round, with the remaining 4 clubs earning a bye to the Second round. The matches were played on the weekend ending 31 March 2013.

First Round Replays[edit]

Second round[edit]

The draw for the second round was made live on Monday Night Soccer on 29 April.[2] The draw was made by FAI President Paddy McCaul and Nicky Byrne, a former international goalkeeper for Republic of Ireland youth sides and former member of the boy band Westlife.[2]


Second Round Replays[edit]

Third round[edit]

The draw for the third round was made live on Monday Night Soccer on 15 July.[3] The draw was made by FAI President Paddy McCaul and Republic of Ireland U19 team manager Paul Doolin.[3]

Third Round Replays[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter finals was made on 26 August on Monday Night Soccer.[4] The draw was made by FAI President Paddy McCaul and former goalkeeper Alan O'Neill who won the FAI Cup with Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk and UCD goalkeeper Alan O'Neill. Fixtures took place on the weekend of 15 September 2013.

Quarter Finals replays[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

The draw for the semi finals was made on 16 September on Monday Night Soccer.[5] The draw was made by the Director of the Airtricity League Fran Gavin and former Irish national player Turlough O'Connor. Fixtures took place on the weekend of 6 October 2013. Both matches were shown live on RTE Two.[6]

Final[edit]

Main article: 2013 FAI Cup Final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAI Ford Cup First round draws". Football Association of Ireland. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "FAI Ford Cup Second Round draw made". www.fai.ie. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "FAI Ford Cup Third Round draw made". www.fai.ie. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "FAI Ford Cup Quarter Final draw made". League of Ireland. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "FAI Ford Cup semi-final draw made". League of Ireland. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Order decided for FAI Ford Cup semi-finals". Extra Time. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.