FAI Youth Cup
|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||4–0 ||Kilreen Celtic (Cork)||Pearse Park|
|2013–14||Nenagh A.F.C. (Tipperary)||1–1 (4–2)
|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||4–1 ||Killarney Celtic (Kerry)||Turners Cross|
|2009–10||Fairview Rangers (Limerick)||1–0 ||Mervue United||Jackman Park|
|2008–09||Cork City||2–1 ||Salthill Devon||Turners Cross|
|2007–08||Wexford Youths||4–0 ||Dundalk||Ferrycarrig Park|
|2006–07||Castlebar Celtic||2–1 ||Everton A.F.C.||Milebush Park, Castlebar|
|2005–06||Cork City||Rangers CYM|
|2004–05||Belvedere||4–1 ||Sligo Rovers||Richmond Park|
|2003–04||Erris United (Mayo)||Letterkenny Rovers|
|2002–03||Tolka Rovers||2–1 (a.e.t.)[note 1]||Fenit Samphires (Kerry)|
|2001–02||Bohemians||Peake Villa (Thurles)|
|2000–01||St Joseph's Boys||St Kevins|
|1999–2000||Cork City||Peake Villa (Thurles)|
|1997–98||Tralee Dynamos||2–1 ||Stella Maris||Mounthawk Park|
|1996–97||Drogheda United||St. Joseph's Boys|
|1995–96||Home Farm||Cloughleigh Celtic (Clare)|
|1994–95||St. Michael's||Salthill Devon|
|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|
|1984–85||Home Farm||Ballynanty Rovers (Limerick)|
|1983–84||Athlone Town||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|
|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|
|1971–72||Drogheda United||St. John Bosco|
|1968–69||Shelbourne||Johnville F.C. (Dublin)|
|1967–68||Home Farm||St Francis Boys Club|
|1966–67||Wembley (Cork)||Home Farm|
|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|
|1959–60||Drumcondra Minors||Sligo [note 4]|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
- This was a replay. The first game finished 1–1
- 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
- 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
- "FAI Umbro Youth Challenge Cup Previous Winners". www.fai.ie. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
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- "Ballincollig win FAI Umbro Youth Cup Final". www.fai.ie. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
- "FAI Umbro Youth Challenge Cup 2014/15" (PDF). www.fai.ie. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "FAI Youth Cup Winners". bohemianfc.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "FAI Umbro Youth Challenge Cup 2013/14" (PDF). www.fai.ie. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "Nenagh AFC FAI Youth Cup Champions". www.nenaghguardian.ie. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "Castlebar Celtic lose out to Castleview in FAI Youth Cup Final". midwestradio.ie. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
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- "Celtic crowned champions". www.mayonews.ie. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
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- "Colin takes charge of FAI Youth Cup final". www.independent.ie. 27 May 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- "Fenit Samphires – Club Honours". fenitsamphires.com. 27 May 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- "Soccer in the Kingdom – a story of success and unprecedented growth". www.kerrydistrictleague.ie. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
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