1989–90 Irish League Cup

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1989–90 Irish League Cup
Roadferry Freight League Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 30
Champions Glenavon (1st win)
Runners-up Newry Town
Matches played 29
Goals scored 120 (4.14 per match)

The 1989–90 Irish League Cup (known as the Roadferry Freight League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the fourth edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 19 December 1989 with the final.

Glentoran were the defending champions after defeating arch-rivals Linfield 2–1 in the previous final. This season they went out at the quarter-final stage with a defeat to Portadown. Glenavon were the eventual winners, becoming the fourth different winner of the competition in its first four seasons. They defeated Newry Town 3–1 in the final.[1][2]

First round[edit]

Ballyclare Comrades and Omagh Town both received byes into the second round.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 12–0 UUJ
Ballymena United 1–2 (aet) Brantwood
Bangor 5–1 RUC
Carrick Rangers 4–2 (aet) Dundela
Chimney Corner 0–8 Glentoran
Cliftonville 0–2 Harland & Wolff Welders
Coleraine 2–1 Queen's University
Crusaders 2–1 (aet) Banbridge Town
Distillery 2–2 (6–7 p) Limavady United
Glenavon 6–1 Tobermore United
Larne 3–2 UUC
Linfield 3–1 Dungannon Swifts
Newry Town 4–0 Ballymoney United
Portadown 4–0 Armagh City

Second round[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 2–2 (4–2 p) Ballyclare Comrades
Bangor 2–1 Harland & Wolff Welders
Carrick Rangers 2–1 Omagh Town
Coleraine 3–0 Crusaders
Glenavon 4–0 (aet) Limavady United
Linfield 0–4 Glentoran
Newry Town 3–1 Brantwood
Portadown 2–0 (aet) Larne


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bangor 0–3 Glenavon
Coleraine 1–2 (aet) Ards
Glentoran 0–1 Portadown
Newry Town 5–0 Carrick Rangers


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Glenavon 3–1 Ards
Portadown 0–2 Newry Town


19 December 1989
Glenavon 3 – 1 Newry Town
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Conville Goal
Report Hawkins Goal