2014 Setanta Sports Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2014 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 8
Champions Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers (1st title)
Runners-up Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Matches played 13
Goals scored 42 (3.23 per match)

The 2014 Setanta Sports Cup was the ninth staging of the annual all-Ireland football competition. It commenced on 24 February 2014 and concluded on 10 May 2014 with the final.

Shamrock Rovers were the defending champions, following a comfortable 7–1 win over Drogheda United in the 2013 final. This season's competition was reduced in size from twelve clubs down to eight, with four clubs representing each league. The competition was originally going to feature Linfield, who were inaugural winners of this competition in 2005 and had appeared in all eight editions of the competition to date, and 2012–13 IFA Premiership champions Cliftonville. However, both clubs declined the invitation to take part. The clubs cited the difficulty faced by supporters to attend away games, inconvenient match scheduling, and the reduced prize fund as reasons for deciding not to enter. As a result, the fifth and sixth placed sides from the 2012–13 IFA Premiership – Ballinamallard United and Coleraine – were drafted in as replacements.[1]

The competition featured two-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a single-match final.

Prize money[edit]

A prize fund of 73,000 (£60,000) was distributed in the competition, with €33,000 going to the winners, the runners-up collecting €13,000, and the other six participants collecting €4,500 each.[2][3]

  • Winners: €33,000 (£27,000)
  • Runners-up: €13,000 (£10,700)
  • Semi-finalists: €4,500 (£3,700)
  • Quarter-finalists: €4,500 (£3,700)

Qualifiers[edit]

The following clubs entered this year's competition:

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was made on 11 December 2013, with the first legs played on 24 February 2014 and the second legs played on 10 and 17 March 2014. The four League of Ireland and four IFA Premiership clubs played each other in the quarter-finals over two games (home and away) with the winners qualifying for the semi-finals. Clubs from the same association were kept apart for the draw.[4] All four League of Ireland clubs defeated their Northern Irish Premiership opponents.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 5–1 Northern Ireland Glentoran 5–1 0–0
Crusaders Northern Ireland 1–9 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 1–4 0–5
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 4–3 Northern Ireland Coleraine 2–3 2–0
Ballinamallard United Northern Ireland 0–6 Republic of Ireland St Patrick’s Athletic 0–1 0–5

First Legs[edit]

24 February 2014
19:45 GMT
Shamrock Rovers 5 – 1 Glentoran
Bayly Goal 8'
Waters Goal 62'
McPhail Goal 75'
McCabe Goal 81'
Madden Goal 90+4'
Report McGuigan Goal 24'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Neil Doyle

24 February 2014
19:45 GMT
Crusaders 1 – 4 Sligo Rovers
Caddell Goal 72' Report Odhiambo Goal 17'45+1'62'
Greene Goal 39'
Seaview, Belfast
Attendance: 300
Referee: Raymond Crangle

24 February 2014
19:45 GMT
Dundalk 2 – 3 Coleraine
Horgan Goal 18'
McMillan Goal 60'
Report McDaid Goal 34'49'
Harkin Goal 58'
Oriel Park, Dundalk
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Paul McLaughlin

24 February 2014
20:00 GMT
Ballinamallard United 0 – 1 St Patrick's Athletic
Report Forrester Goal 22'
Ferney Park, Ballinamallard
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mark Courtney

Second Legs[edit]

10 March 2014
19:45 GMT
St Patrick's Athletic 5 – 0 Ballinamallard United
Quigley Goal 12'62'
Byrne Goal 33'39'
Kavanagh Goal 87'
Report
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 648
Referee: Rob Rogers

St Patrick's Athletic won 6–0 on aggregate.


10 March 2014
19:45 GMT
Sligo Rovers 5 – 0 Crusaders
McMillan Goal 11'
North Goal 34'41'
Gaynor Goal 60'
Flatley Goal 85'
Report
The Showgrounds, Sligo
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Arnold Hunter

Sligo Rovers won 9–1 on aggregate.


10 March 2014
19:45 GMT
Coleraine 0 – 2 Dundalk
Report Hoban Goal 51'
O'Donnell Goal 90+2'
The Showgrounds, Coleraine
Referee: Ray Hetherington

Dundalk won 4–3 on aggregate.


17 March 2014
19:45 GMT
Glentoran 0 – 0 Shamrock Rovers
Report
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: Mervyn Smith

Shamrock Rovers won 5–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

The winners of the four quarter-finals entered this round, with the same format as the quarter-finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 1−3 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1−2 0–1
Sligo Rovers Republic of Ireland 7−1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 2−0 5–1

First Legs[edit]

24 March 2014
19:45 GMT
Shamrock Rovers 1 − 2 Dundalk
Zayed Goal 84' Report Towell Goal 11' (pen.)33' (pen.)
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 750
Referee: Paul Tuite

25 March 2014
19:45 GMT
Sligo Rovers 2 − 0 St Patrick's Athletic
North Goal 17'90' Report
The Showgrounds, Sligo
Attendance: 816
Referee: Mervyn Smith

Second Legs[edit]

14 April 2014
19:45 IST
St Patrick's Athletic 1 − 5 Sligo Rovers
Lynch Goal 68' Report Greene Goal 21'39'
N'Do Goal 26'
Foran Goal 71' (o.g.)
Russell Goal 81'
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 557
Referee: Derek Tomney

Sligo Rovers won 7–1 on aggregate.


15 April 2014
19:45 IST
Dundalk 1 − 0 Shamrock Rovers
Shields Goal 47' Report
Oriel Park, Dundalk
Attendance: 1,976
Referee: Raymond Crangle

Dundalk won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

10 May 2014
16:00 IST
Dundalk 0 − 1 Sligo Rovers
Report O'Conor Goal 13'
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Arnold Hunter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cliftonville and Linfield withdraw from Setanta Cup". BBC Sport. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Heavy blow for Setanta Cup as Belfast pair refuse to take part". Irish Independent. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Linfield & Cliftonville opt out of Setanta Sports Cup - FAI confirm replacements". RTÉ Sport. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Setanta Sports Cup draw". Setanta Sport. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.