2006 FAI Cup Final

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2006 FAI Cup Final
Event 2006 FAI Cup
Date 3 December 2006
Venue Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee Damien Hancock
Attendance 16,022

The 2006 FAI Cup Final was a soccer match held at Lansdowne Road, Dublin on 3 December 2006 and was the final match of the 2006 FAI Cup competition. The match was the 83rd FAI Cup Final, and the last to be held at the old Lansdowne Road before it shut for redevelopment. It was also the last ever soccer match to be held at the old Lansdowne Road venue. The match was contested by Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic, with Derry City winning 4–3 after extra time.[1] and it was the fourth time Derry City had won the trophy. Damien Hancock was the referee for the match,[2] attended by a crowd of 16,022.

The winning team qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup and the 2007 Setanta Sports Cup. The match was broadcast live on RTÉ Two.

In 2013, this final was voted as the Greatest Ever FAI Cup Final.[3]

Team news[edit]

Derry City were without suspended midfielder Ciarán Martyn. Their manager Stephen Kenny was returning from his exodus to Dunfermline Athletic.[4] St Patrick's Athletic had central defender Darragh Maguire suspended and two players cup-tied, midfielder Keith Fahey and striker Mark Rooney. Michael Foley returned to partner Dave Mulcahy in the middle with veteran Mark Rutherford, in what was his eighth final, on the left. The team had not won the cup since 1961, losing the last five finals in which they have played, and had not beaten Derry since April 2003, 14 matches previously.[5]

Match details[edit]

3 December 2006
Derry City 4-3 (AET) St Patrick's Athletic
M. Farren Goal 25'
C. Delaney Goal 84'
P. Hutton Goal 106'
S. Brennan (OG) Goal 109'
Match report D. Mulcahy Goal 19'
T. Molloy (pen) Goal 74'
S. O'Connor Goal 103'
15.15 - Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 16,022
Referee: Damien Hancock


  • Assistant referees:
    • Ciaran Delaney
    • Marc Douglas
  • Fourth official: Dave McKeon


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • ? named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.


  1. ^ "Molloy lauds Derry team spirit". RTÉ. 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Referee named for FAI Cup final". RTÉ. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ "2006 Cup Final voted Greatest Ever FAI Cup Final". Extra Time. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kenny flies in to prepare for Cup final". RTÉ. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  5. ^ "FAI Cup final team news". RTÉ. 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 

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