FAI Cup

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FAI Cup
FAIFordCup.png
Founded 1922
Region  Republic of Ireland[1]
Number of teams 40 (2012)
Current champions Sligo Rovers (5 titles)
Most successful club(s) Shamrock Rovers (24 titles)
Website FAI Cup
2014

The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup[2](FAI Cup), known as the FAI Ford Cup for sponsorship reasons, is a knock-out association football competition contested annually by teams from the Republic of Ireland (as well as Derry City from Northern Ireland). Organised by the FAI (Football Association of Ireland), the competition is currently sponsored by the car manufacturer, Ford. It was known as the Free State Cup from 1923 to 1936. Shamrock Rovers hold the record of most wins with 24.

The current holders are Sligo Rovers who beat Drogheda United in the Aviva Stadium on November 3, 2013. The full-time score ended 3-2 with the winning goal being scored in extra time.[3]

Venues[edit]

Since the early 1920s, all but a handful of FAI Cup finals were held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. Two replays in the 1920s were held at Shelbourne Park, the 1973 replay was held in Flower Lodge in Cork and the 1984 replay was in Tolka Park. However, since 1990, due to the lack of development of Dalymount, the final has been played at a number of different venues. From 1990 until 1997 it was played at Lansdowne Road, stadium, from 1997–1999, back at Dalymount, from 1999 to 2002 at Tolka Park and from 2003 to 2006 back at Landsdowne Road. Due to the redevelopment of Lansdowne, the 2007 and 2008 finals were played at the RDS Arena. The 2009 final took place in the Tallaght grounds. Finals from 2010 onwards will take place in the Aviva Stadium.

History[edit]

After two defeats in Cup Finals in the 1970s, Drogheda United finally reached the summit in 2005. Goals from Gavin Whelan (whose father, Paul, captained Bohemians to the 1992 cup and whose grandfather, Ronnie, won 2 cups with St. Patrick's Athletic) and captain Declan O'Brien helped "the Drogs" to a 2-0 win over Cork City.

Shelbourne, Bohemians and Derry City are the only clubs to win both the (Northern) Irish Cup and the FAI Cup, although Shelbourne and Bohemians only won it before partition, while Derry City remained in the Northern Irish league system until 1973, entering the League of Ireland in 1985.

The last ever soccer game to be played at the old Lansdowne Road was the 2006 final, contested between St. Patrick's Athletic and Derry City, who ran out eventual 4-3 winners after extra-time. The original FAI Cup was also retired after the game with a brand new version of the trophy to be used in the following seasons.

Athlone Town A.F.C. in 1924, Dundalk F.C. in 1958, Shamrock Rovers F.C. in 1968, Sligo Rovers in 2010 are the only four sides to ever win the Cup without conceding a goal.

Since 2003, Irish domestic football has moved from the traditional European August–May season to a summer set-up, as favoured in Scandinavia. As an "interim" season was played in the second half of 2002, two FAI Cup Finals took place that year - Dundalk winning April's Cup, Derry City lifting the trophy in November.

FAI Cup Final results[edit]

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
1922 St. James's Gate 1-1 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 15,000
1922
replay
St. James's Gate 1-0 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 10,000
1923 Alton United 1-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park 14,000
1924 Athlone Town 1-0 Fordsons Dalymount Park 18,000
1925 Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Shelbourne Dalymount Park 23,000
1926 Fordsons 3-2 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 25,000
1927 Drumcondra 1-1 Brideville Dalymount Park 25,000
1927
replay
Drumcondra 1-0 Brideville Shelbourne Park 10,000
1928 Bohemians 2-1 Drumcondra Dalymount Park 25,000
1929 Shamrock Rovers 0-0 Bohemians Dalymount Park 22,000
1929
replay
Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Bohemians Shelbourne Park 15,000
1930 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Brideville Dalymount Park 17,000
1931 Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Dundalk Dalymount Park 20,000
1931
replay
Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Dundalk Dalymount Park 10,000
1932 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Dolphin Dalymount Park 32,000
1933 Shamrock Rovers 3-3 Dolphin Dalymount Park 22,000
1933
replay
Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Dolphin Dalymount Park 18,000
1934 Cork 2-1 St. James's Gate Dalymount Park 21,000
1935 Bohemians 4-3 Dundalk Dalymount Park 22,000
1936 Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Cork Dalymount Park 30,946
1937 Waterford 2-1 St. James's Gate Dalymount Park 24,000
1938 St. James's Gate 2-1 Dundalk Dalymount Park
1939 Shelbourne 1-1 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
1939
replay
Shelbourne 1-0 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
1940 Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park 38,509
1941 Cork United 2-2 Waterford Dalymount Park
1941
replay
Cork United 3-1 Waterford
1942 Dundalk 3-1 Cork United Dalymount Park 34000[4]
1943 Drumcondra 2-1 Cork United Dalymount Park
1944 Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Shelbourne Dalymount Park 34,000
1945 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Bohemians Dalymount Park 41,238
1946 Drumcondra 2-1 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 34,248
1947 Cork United 2-2 Bohemians Dalymount Park
1947
replay
Cork United 2-1 Bohemians Dalymount Park 5,519
1948 Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Drumcondra Dalymount Park 33,812
1949 Dundalk 3-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1950 Transport 2-2 Cork Athletic Dalymount Park
1950
1st replay
Transport 2-2 Cork Athletic
1950
2nd replay
Transport 3-1 Cork Athletic
1951 Cork Athletic 1-1 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1951
replay
Cork Athletic 1-0 Shelbourne
1952 Dundalk 1-1 Cork Athletic Dalymount Park
1952
replay
Dundalk 3-0 Cork Athletic
1953 Cork Athletic 2-2 Evergreen United Dalymount Park
1953
replay
Cork Athletic 2-1 Evergreen United
1954 Drumcondra 1-0 St. Patrick's Athletic Dalymount Park
1955 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Drumcondra Dalymount Park 33,041
1956 Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Cork Athletic Dalymount Park 35,017
1957 Drumcondra 2-0 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 30,000
1958 Dundalk 1-0 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 27,000
1959 St. Patrick's Athletic 2-2 Waterford Dalymount Park
1959
replay
St. Patrick's Athletic 2-1 Waterford
1960 Shelbourne 2-0 Cork Hibernians Dalymount Park
1961 St. Patrick's Athletic 2-1 Drumcondra Dalymount Park
1962 Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Shelbourne Dalymount Park 32,000
1963 Shelbourne 2-0 Cork Hibernians Dalymount Park
1964 Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Cork Celtic Dalymount Park 35,500
1964
replay
Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Cork Celtic Dalymount Park 23,600
1965 Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Limerick Dalymount Park 22,000
1965
replay
Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Limerick Dalymount Park
1966 Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Limerick Dalymount Park 26,898
1967 Shamrock Rovers 3-2 St. Patrick's Athletic Dalymount Park 12,000
1968 Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Waterford Dalymount Park 39,128
1969 Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Cork Celtic Dalymount Park 28,000
1969
replay
Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Cork Celtic Dalymount Park 18,000
1970 Bohemians 0-0 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
1970
1st replay
Bohemians 0-0 Sligo Rovers
1970
2nd replay
Bohemians 2-1 Sligo Rovers
1971 Limerick 0-0 Drogheda Dalymount Park
1971
replay
Limerick 3-0 Drogheda
1972 Cork Hibernians 3-0 Waterford Dalymount Park
1973 Cork Hibernians 0-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1973
replay
Cork Hibernians 1-0 Shelbourne Flower Lodge
1974 Finn Harps 3-1 St. Patrick's Athletic Dalymount Park
1975 Home Farm 1-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1976 Bohemians 1-0 Drogheda United Dalymount Park
1977 Dundalk 2-0 Limerick Dalymount Park
1978 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park 12,500
1979 Dundalk 2-0 Waterford Dalymount Park
1980 Waterford 1-0 St. Patrick's Athletic Dalymount Park 18,000
1981 Dundalk 2-0 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
1982 Limerick United 1-0 Bohemians Dalymount Park
1983 Sligo Rovers 2-1 Bohemians Dalymount Park
1984 UCD 0-0 Shamrock Rovers Dalymount Park 8,000
1984
replay
UCD 2-1 Shamrock Rovers Tolka Park 6,500
1985 Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Galway United Dalymount Park 7,000
1986 Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Waterford United Dalymount Park 11,500
1987 Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Dundalk Dalymount Park 8,569
1988 Dundalk 1-0 Derry City Dalymount Park 22,000
1989 Derry City 0-0 Cork City Dalymount Park 20,000
1989
replay
Derry City 1-0 Cork City Dalymount Park 12,000
1990 Bray Wanderers 3-0 St. Francis Lansdowne Road 29,000
1991 Galway United 1-0 Shamrock Rovers Lansdowne Road 15,257
1992 Bohemians 1-0 Cork City Lansdowne Road
1993 Shelbourne 1-0 Dundalk Lansdowne Road
1994 Sligo Rovers 1-0 Derry City Lansdowne Road
1995 Derry City 2-1 Shelbourne Lansdowne Road 15,000
1996 Shelbourne 1-1 St. Patrick's Athletic Lansdowne Road 15,000
1996
replay
Shelbourne 2-1 St. Patrick's Athletic Dalymount Park 10,000
1997 Shelbourne 2-0 Derry City Dalymount Park 10,000
1998 Cork City 0-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1998
replay
Cork City 1-0 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
1999 Bray Wanderers 0-0 Finn Harps Tolka Park 8,000
1999
1st replay
Bray Wanderers 2-2 Finn Harps Tolka Park
1999
2nd replay
Bray Wanderers 2-1 Finn Harps Tolka Park 5,000
2000 Shelbourne 0-0 Bohemians Tolka Park 9,000
2000
replay
Shelbourne 1-0 Bohemians Dalymount Park 9,000
2001 Bohemians 1-0 Longford Town Tolka Park 10,100
2002 Dundalk 2-1 Bohemians Tolka Park 10,100
2002
(Interim Season)
Derry City 1-0 Shamrock Rovers Tolka Park 10,100
2003 Longford Town 2-0 St. Patrick's Athletic Lansdowne Road 12,000
2004 Longford Town 2-1 Waterford United Lansdowne Road 9,676
2005 Drogheda United 2-0 Cork City Lansdowne Road 24,521
2006 Derry City 4-3 (aet) St. Patrick's Athletic Lansdowne Road 16,022
2007 Cork City 1-0 Longford Town RDS 10,000
2008 Bohemians 2-2 (aet)
Penalties: 4-2
Derry City RDS 10,281
2009 Sporting Fingal 2-1 Sligo Rovers Tallaght Stadium 8,105
2010 Sligo Rovers 0-0 (aet)
Penalties: 2-0
Shamrock Rovers Aviva Stadium 36,101
2011 Sligo Rovers 1-1 (aet)
Penalties: 4-1
Shelbourne Aviva Stadium 21,662
2012 Derry City 3-2 (aet) St. Patrick's Athletic Aviva Stadium 16,117
2013 Sligo Rovers 3-2 Drogheda United Aviva Stadium 17,573

Performance By Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Shamrock Rovers 24 9 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987
Dundalk 9 5 1942, 1949, 1952, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1988, 2002
Shelbourne 7 11 1939, 1960, 1963, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000
Bohemians 7 7 1928, 1935, 1970, 1976, 1992, 2001, 2008
Sligo Rovers 5 6 1983, 1994, 2010, 2011, 2013
Derry City[1] 5 4 1989, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2012
Drumcondra 5 4 1927, 1943, 1946, 1954, 1957
Cork Athletic[2] 4 5 1941, 1947, 1951, 1953
St. Patrick's Athletic 2 8 1959, 1961
Waterford United[3] 2 7 1937, 1980
Cork City 2 3 1998, 2007
Limerick[4] 2 3 1971, 1982
Cork Hibernians 2 2 1972, 1973
Longford Town 2 2 2003, 2004
St. James's Gate 2 2 1922, 1938
Bray Wanderers 2 - 1990, 1999
Drogheda United [5] 1 2 2005
Cork 1 1 1934
Finn Harps 1 1 1974
Fordsons 1 1 1926
Galway United 1 1 1991
Alton United 1 - 1923
Athlone Town 1 - 1924
Home Farm 1 - 1975
Sporting Fingal 1 - 2009
Transport 1 - 1950
UCD AFC 1 - 1984
Brideville - 2 -
Cork Celtic - 2 -
Dolphin - 2 -
Evergreen United - 1 -
St. Francis - 1 -

Notes[edit]

  • ^ Includes Cork United
  • ^ Includes Waterford
  • ^ Includes Limerick United
  • ^ Includes Drogheda
  • ^ Since 1985 when Derry joined league

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=irl/news/newsid=2018378.html
  2. ^ http://dynimg.rte.ie/0000ff2b10dr.jpg
  3. ^ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2013/1103/484359-drogheda-united-sligo-rovers/
  4. ^ DUNDALK'S FIRST CUP Dublin issue - British Pathé