FAI Youth Cup

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FAI Youth Cup
Founded 1934
Region  Ireland
Current champions Ballincollig
Most successful club(s) Home Farm
(11 titles)
Website FAI Youth Cup @ www.fai.ie

The FAI Youth Cup, also known as the FAI Umbro Youth Challenge Cup, is a cup competition organized by the FAI for youth association football clubs and teams in the Republic of Ireland. The inaugural winners were Greenmount Rangers. The competition's most successful club has been Home Farm who have won the cup eleven times. They have also been finalists on a further seven occasions. In 1964–65 a Home Farm A team, featuring Terry Conroy and Billy Newman, played a Home Farm B team in the final at Tolka Park. The cup is currently sponsored by Umbro.[1][2][2][3]

List of finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Runners-up Venue
2015–16 Ballincollig (Cork) 3–1 [4] Ringmahon Rangers (Cork) Turners Cross
2014–15 Bohemians 4–0 [5][6] Kilreen Celtic (Cork) Pearse Park
2013–14 Nenagh A.F.C. (Tipperary) 1–1 (4–2)
Penalties [7][8]
Evergreen (Kilkenny) The Prince Grounds, Castlecomer
2012–13 Castleview (Cork) 4–0 [9] Castlebar Celtic Turners Cross
2011–12 Wexford Youths 2–1(a.e.t.)[10][11] Mount Merrion (Dublin)
2010–11 Cork City 4–1 [12] Killarney Celtic (Kerry) Turners Cross
2009–10 Fairview Rangers (Limerick) 1–0 [13] Mervue United Jackman Park
2008–09 Cork City 2–1 [14] Salthill Devon Turners Cross
2007–08 Wexford Youths 4–0 [15] Dundalk Ferrycarrig Park
2006–07 Castlebar Celtic 2–1 [16][17] Everton A.F.C. Milebush Park, Castlebar
2005–06 Cork City Rangers CYM
2004–05 Belvedere 4–1 [18] Sligo Rovers Richmond Park
2003–04 Erris United (Mayo) Letterkenny Rovers
2002–03 Tolka Rovers 2–1 (a.e.t.)[note 1][19] Fenit Samphires (Kerry)
2001–02 Bohemians Peake Villa (Thurles)
2000–01 St Joseph's Boys St Kevins
1999–2000 Cork City Peake Villa (Thurles)
1998–99 Belvedere Bohemians
1997–98 Tralee Dynamos 2–1 [20] Stella Maris Mounthawk Park
1996–97 Drogheda United St. Joseph's Boys
1995–96 Home Farm Cloughleigh Celtic (Clare)
1994–95 St. Michael's[21] Salthill Devon
1993–94 Stella Maris[note 2] St. Michael's [21]
1992–93 Cherry Orchard Rangers
1991–92 Rangers St. Michael's
1990–91 Belvedere East End United (Kilkenny)
1989–90 Cherry Orchard Milford United [note 3]
1988–89 Dungarvan United Milford United
1987–88 Rivermount Boys Wembley Rovers
1986–87 Tolka Rovers Rivermount Boys
1985–86 St Malachy's Dundalk
1984–85 Home Farm Ballynanty Rovers (Limerick)
1983–84 Athlone Town[22] 3–2 Home Farm
1982–83 Home Farm Athlone Town
1981–82 Tramore Athletic Athlone Town
1980–81 St. John Bosco Buncrana Hearts
1979–80 Tramore Athletic Home Farm A
1978–79 Fanad United Shelbourne
1977–78 St Joseph's Boys Bohemians (Waterford)
1976–77 Cambridge Boys Tramore Athletic
1975–76 Cambridge Boys Home Farm
1974–75 Ballynanty Rovers (Limerick) Wembley
1973–74 Stella Maris Shelbourne
1972–73 Santos Drogheda United
1971–72 Drogheda United St. John Bosco
1970–71 Drogheda United Shelbourne
1969–70 Bohemians Bolton Athletic
1968–69 Shelbourne Johnville F.C. (Dublin)
1967–68 Home Farm St Francis Boys Club
1966–67 Wembley (Cork) Home Farm
1965–66 Glasheen (Cork) Shelbourne
1964–65 Home Farm A [3] Home Farm B Tolka Park
1963–64 Southend United (Dublin) Glasheen (Cork)
1962–63 Southend United (Dublin) Tower Rovers (Cork)
1961–62 Home Farm Tramore Athletic
1960–61 Shelbourne Shamrock Rovers
1959–60 Drumcondra Minors Sligo [note 4]
1958–59 Shelbourne Glasheen (Cork)
1957–58 Tramore Athletic Johnville F.C. (Dublin)
1956–57 Glasheen (Cork) Athlone Town
1955–56 Drumcondra Minors Pike Rovers
1954–55 Tower Rovers (Cork) Drumcondra Minors
1953–54 Glasheen (Cork) Home Farm
1952–53 Johnville F.C. (Dublin) Glasheen (Cork)
1951–52 Home Farm Tower Rovers (Cork)
1950–51 Home Farm Tower Rovers (Cork)
1949–50 Pike Rovers Johnville F.C. (Dublin)
1948–49 Evergreen United Donore
1947–48 Home Farm Stella Maris
1946–47 Bohemians (Waterford) Haverty Rangers
1945–46 Johnville F.C. (Dublin) Bohemians
1944–45 St Patrick's Athletic Bohemians
1943–44 Home Farm Western Rovers
1942–43 No competition
1941–42 Rossville Minors (Cork)
1940–41 Rossville Minors (Cork) Munster Victoria
1939–40 Rossville Minors (Cork) Munster Victoria
1938–39 Evergreen United Sligo United
1937–38 Glencourt Home Home Farm
1936–37 Home Farm Rossville Minors (Cork)
1935–36 Home Farm Drogheda United
1934–35 Greenmount Rangers Drogheda United

Source:[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was a replay. The first game finished 1–1
  2. ^ http://www.fai.ie lists Stella Maris as 1993–94 winners. The FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995 omits the 1993–94 final. Other sources including, the Tipperary Southern & District Football League website, claims St. Michael's won the cup in both 1993–94 and 1994–95
  3. ^ FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995 lists runners-up as Wilton United while www.fai.ie lists runners-up as Milford United
  4. ^ FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995 lists runners-up as Sligo United while www.fai.ie lists runners-up as Sligo Rovers

References[edit]

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