FAI Super Cup

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FAI Super Cup
Organising body Football Association of Ireland
Founded 1998
Region Republic of Ireland Ireland
Number of teams 4
Most successful club(s) Shamrock Rovers (1)
St Patrick's Athletic (1)

UCD (1)
Shelbourne (1)

The FAI Super Cup was an association football super cup featuring clubs from the Republic of Ireland. It was played for between 1998 and 2001. It was a pre-season tournament played in the summer before the regular League of Ireland season began. The same four clubs that qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland in UEFA competitions also qualified for the Super Cup. League of Ireland clubs had previously played in a similar competition known as the Top Four Cup. A similar competition, the LFA President's Cup, co-existed with the FAI Super Cup. Since 2014 the FAI has organised a new super cup, the President's Cup.

Format[edit]

The first three tournaments were played as a single-elimination tournament, featuring two semi-finals, a third place play-off and a final. The 2001 tournament featured a single round robin group with the group winners being awarded the cup. [1]

History[edit]

In 1998 the FAI announce their plans to establish a super cup. It was to be played during the summer and it was intended to act as a warm up and provide the clubs involved in Europe with some competitive games. However the UEFA Intertoto Cup representatives had already played their tie before the FAI Super Cup kicked off. Shamrock Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic, UCD and Shelbourne all won one tournament each. [2][1]

List of participants[edit]

Year Winners Runners up 3rd Place 4th Place
1998–99 Shamrock Rovers St Patrick's Athletic Cork City Shelbourne
1999–2000 St Patrick's Athletic Shelbourne Bray Wanderers Cork City
2000–01 UCD Bohemians Cork City Shelbourne
2001–02 Shelbourne Bohemians Cork City Longford Town

Source: [3][4]

Tournaments[edit]

1998 FAI Super Cup[edit]

Semi-Finals
3rd Place Playoff
Final

1999 FAI Super Cup[edit]

Semi-Finals
3rd Place Playoff
Final


Source:[9]

2000 FAI Super Cup[edit]

Semi-Finals
3rd Place Playoff
Final

2001 FAI Super Cup[edit]

Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shelbourne 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 2001 FAI Super Cup Champions
2 Bohemians 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
3 Cork City 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4 Longford Town 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2001. Source:[citation needed]
Matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LFA President's Cup". leagueofirelandhistory.wordpress.com. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "FAI plans to revamp League". www.independent.ie. 20 May 1998. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic – Honours". www.stpatsfc.com. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour". www.shamrockrovers.ie. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rovers coast to victory". www.irishtimes.com. 2 July 1998. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Super Cup: St Patrick's win on penalties". www.irishtimes.com. 3 July 1998. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Shelbourne - 1, Cork City - 1". www.irishtimes.com. 6 July 1998. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "St Patrick's prevail". www.irishtimes.com. 5 July 1999. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "FAI Super Cup, 1999". www.braywanderers.com. Retrieved 8 October 2016.