1929–30 FAI Cup

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1929-30 FAI Cup
FAI Irish Daily Mail Cup
Country  Republic of Ireland
Champions Shamrock Rovers
Matches played 22
Goals scored 82 (3.73 per match)

The FAI Cup 1929–30[A] was the ninth edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 4 January 1930 and concluded on 17 March with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 17,000 people watched Shamrock Rovers claim the second of five FAI Cup titles in a row by defeating Brideville with a controversial late goal.

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bray Unknowns 0-1[C] Bohemians 4 January 1930
refix[C] Bray Unknowns 3-7 Bohemians 8 January 1930
2 Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Shelbourne 4 January 1930
replay Shelbourne 0-0 Shamrock Rovers 8 January 1930
replay(2) Shamrock Rovers 3-1 Shelbourne 15 January 1930
3 Brideville 1-0 Waterford Celtic 5 January 1930
4 Cork Bohemians 1-2 Dundalk 5 January 1930
5 Dolphin 5-1 Mullingar Celtic 5 January 1930
6 Drumcondra 3-3 Fordsons 5 January 1930
replay Fordsons 3-1 Drumcondra 8 January 1930
7 Glasnevin 2-1 Cahir Park 5 January 1930
8 Jacobs 3-4 St James's Gate 5 January 1930

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Shamrock Rovers 4-2 St James's Gate 18 January 1930
2 Brideville 1-1 Dolphin 19 January 1930
replay Dolphin 2-2 Brideville 22 January 1930
replay(2) Brideville 5-1 Dolphin 29 January 1930
3 Dundalk 5-0 Glasnevin 19 January 1930
4 Fordsons 1-0 Bohemians 19 January 1930

Semi-finals[edit]

1 February, 1930
Brideville 2–1 Dundalk
Gaskins
Patton(o.g.)
Patton

Replay[edit]

Final[edit]

17 March, 1930
Shamrock Rovers 1–0 Brideville
Byrne Goal 90'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 17,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1929–30
Shamrock Rovers
3rd Title

Notes[edit]

A. ^ From 1923-1936, the FAI Cup was known as the Free State Cup.

B. ^ Attendances were calculated using gate receipts which limited their accuracy as a large proportion of people, particularly children, attended football matches in Ireland throughout the 20th century for free by a number of means.

C. ^ a Fixture abandoned due to bad weather. Re-Fixture played on 8 January.

References[edit]

General
  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op. 

External links[edit]