FAI Youth Cup
|Organising body||Football Association of Ireland|
|Most successful club(s)||Home Farm
|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.
List of finals
|2015–16||Ballincollig (Cork)||3–1 ||Ringmahon Rangers (Cork)||Turners Cross|
|2014–15||Bohemians U19||4–0 ||Kilreen Celtic (Cork)||Pearse Park|
|2013–14||Nenagh A.F.C. (Tipperary) ||1–1 [note 1]||Evergreen (Kilkenny)||The Prince Grounds, Castlecomer|
|2012–13||Castleview (Cork)||4–0 ||Castlebar Celtic||Turners Cross|
|2011–12||Wexford Youths||2–1(a.e.t.)||Mount Merrion (Dublin)|
|2010–11||Cork City U19||4–1 ||Killarney Celtic (Kerry)||Turners Cross|
|2009–10||Fairview Rangers (Limerick)||1–0 ||Mervue United U19||Jackman Park|
|2008–09||Cork City U19||2–1 ||Salthill Devon U19||Turners Cross|
|2007–08||Wexford Youths||4–0 ||Dundalk U19||Ferrycarrig Park|
|2006–07||Castlebar Celtic||2–1 ||Everton A.F.C.||Milebush Park, Castlebar|
|2005–06||Cork City U19||Rangers CYM|
|2004–05||Belvedere||4–1 ||Sligo Rovers U19||Richmond Park|
|2003–04||Erris United (Mayo)||Letterkenny Rovers U19|
|2002–03||Tolka Rovers||1–1||Fenit Samphires (Kerry)|
|Replay||Tolka Rovers||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Fenit Samphires (Kerry)|
|2001–02||Bohemians U19||Peake Villa (Thurles)|
|2000–01||St Joseph's Boys||St Kevins|
|1999–2000||Cork City U19||Peake Villa (Thurles)|
|1997–98||Tralee Dynamos||2–1 ||Stella Maris||Mounthawk Park|
|1996–97||Drogheda United U19||St. Joseph's Boys|
|1995–96||Home Farm||Cloughleigh Celtic (Clare)|
|1994–95||St. Michael's||Salthill Devon U19|
|1993–94||Stella Maris[note 2]||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 U19|
|1984–85||Home Farm||Ballynanty Rovers (Limerick)|
|1983–84||Athlone Town||3–2||Home Farm|
|1982–83||Home Farm||Athlone Town||2-1,|
|1981–82||Tramore Athletic||3–0||Athlone Town||St. Mels Park|
|1980–81||St. John Bosco||Buncrana Hearts|
|1979–80||Tramore Athletic||Home Farm A|
|1978–79||Fanad United U19 ||3–1||Shelbourne U19||Swilly Park|
|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 U19|
|1972–73||Santos||Drogheda United U19|
|1971–72||Drogheda United U19||St. John Bosco|
|1970–71||Drogheda United U19||Shelbourne U19|
|1969–70||Bohemians U19||Bolton Athletic|
|1968–69||Shelbourne U19||Johnville F.C. (Dublin)|
|1967–68||Home Farm||St Francis Boys Club|
|1966–67||Wembley (Cork)||Home Farm|
|1965–66||Glasheen (Cork)||Shelbourne U19|
|1964–65||Home Farm A||||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 U19||Shamrock Rovers U19|
|1959–60||Drumcondra Minors||Sligo [note 4]|
|1958–59||Shelbourne U19||Glasheen (Cork)|
|1957–58||Tramore Athletic||2–0||Johnville F.C. (Dublin)||Turners Cross|
|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)|
|1947–48||Home Farm||Stella Maris|
|1946–47||Bohemians (Waterford)||Haverty Rangers|
|1945–46||Johnville F.C. (Dublin)||Bohemians U19|
|1944–45||St Patrick's Athletic U19||Bohemians U19|
|1943–44||Home Farm||Western Rovers|
|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 U19|
|1934–35||Greenmount Rangers||Drogheda United U19|
- Nenagh A.F.C. won 4–2 on penalties
- 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, claim St. Michael's won the cup in both 1993–94 and 1994–95
- FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995 lists runners-up as Wilton United while www.fai.ie lists runners-up as Milford United
- FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995 lists runners-up as Sligo United while www.fai.ie lists runners-up as Sligo Rovers U19
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