1924–25 FAI Cup

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1924–25 FAI Cup
Country Ireland
Dates 3 January – March 17 1925
Teams 12
Champions Shamrock Rovers
Runners-up Shelbourne
Matches played 12
Goals scored 46 (3.83 per match)

The FAI Cup 1924–25[A] was the fourth edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 3 January 1925 and concluded on 17 March with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 23,000 people packed the stadium to capacity as record holders Shamrock Rovers defeated Ringsend rivals Shelbourne to claim their first title.

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 0-2 Shamrock Rovers 3 January 1925
2 Brooklyn 6-2 Jacobs 3 January 1925
3 Shelbourne 3-3 Fordsons 3 January 1925
replay Fordsons 0-1 Shelbourne 11 January 1925
4 Athlone Town 5-3 Cork Bohemians 10 January 1925
Bye Pioneers
Bye Drumcondra
Bye Bray Unknowns
Bye St James's Gate

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bray Unknowns 4-0 Pioneers 17 January 1925
2 Brooklyn 0-4 Shelbourne 17 January 1925
3 Drumcondra 0-2 Athlone Town 17 January 1925
4 St James's Gate 0-1 Shamrock Rovers 17 January 1925

Semi-finals[edit]

14 February, 1925
Shelbourne 4–0 Athlone Town
Doran(2)
Maguire
Cowzer

Final[edit]

Winner of FAI Cup 1924–25
Shamrock Rovers
1st 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. However, in this instance of a capacity crowd and the closure of the gates fifteen minutes before kick-off, this practice might not have been as common as usual.

References[edit]

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

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