2006 Setanta Sports Cup

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2006 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 8
Champions Republic of Ireland Drogheda United
(1st title)
Runners-up Republic of Ireland Cork City
Matches played 27
Goals scored 59 (2.19 per match)

The 2006 Setanta Sports Cup was the 2nd staging of the cross-border cup competition that takes place between football clubs from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The final was played at Tolka Park in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 22 April 2006, where Drogheda United beat Cork City to win the competition for the first time.

Group stage[edit]

The draw for this round was held 12 December 2005. The matches were played 20 February 2006 – 3 April 2006.

Teams that progressed to the Semi-Finals are indicated in bold type.

Teams eliminated from the Setanta Cup are indicated in italics.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. Republic of Ireland Cork City 6 5 1 0 11 2 +9 16
2. Republic of Ireland Drogheda Utd 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
3. Northern Ireland Dungannon Swifts 6 1 1 4 4 8 -4 4
4. Northern Ireland Portadown 6 0 3 3 4 11 -7 3


2006-02-27
Cork City 2 – 0 Drogheda United
Behan Goal 58'
Gavin o.g. Goal 80'
(Report) Bradley Red card 76'
Fahey Red card 77'
Turners Cross, Cork
Referee: Republic of Ireland Alan Kelly

2006-02-27
Dungannon Swifts 1 – 1 Portadown
McAree Goal 85 pen' (Report) Convery Goal 23'



2006-03-14
Drogheda United 4 – 0 Portadown
Keegan Goal 7'
Barrett Goal 9'
O'Brien Goal 33', Goal 55'
(Report) Neill Red card 69'





2006-03-27
Portadown 1 – 2 Dungannon Swifts
McStay Goal 86' (Report) Adamson Goal 74'
Bulow Goal 84'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. Northern Ireland Linfield 6 2 4 0 12 4 +8 10
2. Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 6 2 3 1 7 3 +4 9
3. Republic of Ireland Derry City 6 1 4 1 5 4 +1 7
4. Northern Ireland Glentoran 6 1 1 4 5 18 -13 4

2006-02-20
Shelbourne 3 – 0 Glentoran
Ryan Goal 29'
Crowe Goal 36', Goal 60'
(Report)


2006-02-28
Glentoran 3 – 3 Linfield
Lockhart Goal 11'
Nixon Goal 21 pen'
Browne Goal 74'
(Report) McAreavey Goal 17'
Kearney Goal 50', Goal 69'
Ferguson Red card 57'

2006-03-13
Derry City 3 – 1 Glentoran
Hargan Goal 11', Goal 35'
Beckett Goal 38'
(Report) Walker Goal 90'



2006-03-20
Shelbourne 0 – 0 Linfield
Hawkins Red card 75' (Report) McAreavey Red card 24'
Tolka Park, Dublin
Referee: Republic of Ireland Alan Kelly


2006-03-27
Glentoran 0 – 3 Shelbourne
(Report) Byrne Goal 17', Goal 68'
Cahill Goal 30'


2006-04-03
Linfield 6 – 0 Glentoran
Hunter Goal 25 pen'
Thompson Goal 41', Goal 90'
McAreavey Goal 56', Goal 82'
Murphy Goal 62'
(Report) Glendinning Red card 40'

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was made by drawing the winners of Group A against the runners-up of Group B and vice versa, with group winners having home advantage. There would be no replays if the matches were drawn; instead, extra time would decide winners immediately thereafter. If extra time did not decide the winners, a set of five alternating penalty kicks would decide winners.


Final[edit]

Similarly to the semi-finals, there would be no replay even if the match was drawn; instead, extra time would be used to decide the winners. If extra time failed to separate the two sides, the match would go to penalties.


Winner of 2006 Setanta Sports Cup
Republic of Ireland Drogheda United
1st Title

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

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