2008 Setanta Sports Cup

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2008 Setanta Sports Cup
Country  Northern Ireland &
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Teams 8
Champions Republic of Ireland Cork City (1st title)
Runners-up Northern Ireland Glentoran
Matches played 27
Goals scored 72 (2.67 per match)

The 2008 Setanta Sports Cup was the 4th staging of the cross-border cup competition featuring football clubs from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The final was played on November 1, 2008 at Turners Cross in Cork.

Group stage[edit]

The draw for this round was held 17 January 2008. The matches were played 26 February 2008 – 23 September 2008.

Teams that progressed to the Semi-Finals are indicated in bold type.

Teams eliminated from the Setanta Sports Cup this stage are indicated in italics.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Ireland Drogheda Utd 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 14
Republic of Ireland Cork City 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 14
Northern Ireland Cliftonville 6 1 1 4 6 11 -5 4
Northern Ireland Dungannon Swifts 6 0 1 5 3 17 -14 1

26 February 2008
Drogheda United 3 – 2 Cliftonville
Zayed Goal 40', Goal 86'
Baker Goal 74'
(Report) Murphy Goal 57'
M Holland Goal 87'
United Park, Drogheda
Referee: Northern Ireland David Malcolm

26 February 2008
Dungannon Swifts 0 – 2 Cork City
(Report) O'Callaghan Goal 16', Goal 40'
Stangmore Park, Dungannon
Referee: Northern Ireland Alan Black

18 March 2008
Cork City 0 – 0 Drogheda United
(Report)
Turners Cross, Cork
Referee: Republic of Ireland Dave McKeon


14 April 2008
Cork City 2 – 0 Cliftonville
O'Flynn Goal 68'
Mooney Goal 75'
(Report)
Turners Cross, Cork
Referee: Republic of Ireland Declan Hanney

14 April 2008
Dungannon Swifts 0 – 4 Drogheda United
(Report) Grant Goal 4'
Gartland Goal 35'
McMinn Goal 63' (og)
O'Brien Goal 85'
Stangmore Park, Dungannon
Referee: Northern Ireland Brian Turkington

1 September 2008
Cliftonville 0 – 2 Cork City
(Report)[permanent dead link] Behan Goal 38', Goal 75'
Donegal Celtic Park, Belfast
Referee: Northern Ireland Alan Black

1 September 2008
Drogheda United 3 – 0 Dungannon Swifts
Hughes Goal 28'
Zayed Goal 76'
Cahill Goal 88'
(Report)
United Park, Drogheda
Referee: Republic of Ireland Damien Hancock

15 September 2008
Drogheda United 1 – 1 Cork City
Tambouras Goal 50' (Report) Murphy Goal 44'
United Park, Drogheda
Referee: Republic of Ireland Dave McKeon

15 September 2008
Dungannon Swifts 2 – 4 Cliftonville
Adamson Goal 8'
Baker Goal 47'
Patterson Goal 2'
Hamill Goal 34', Goal 61'
McMullan Goal 80'


22 September 2008
Cork City 4 – 1 Dungannon Swifts
Murphy Goal 23'
Kearney Goal 39'
Behan Goal 63 pen'
Ryan Goal 70'
McGerrigan Goal 55'

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Ireland Derry City 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
Northern Ireland Glentoran 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
Northern Ireland Linfield 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4 7
Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2 5

10 March 2008
Linfield 3 – 1 Derry City
Delaney Goal 23' (og)
Thompson Goal 40'
Ferguson Goal 86' (pen)
(Report) Martyn Goal 79'
Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 3,000 (approx)
Referee: Republic of Ireland Dave McKeon

10 March 2008
St Patrick's Athletic 3 – 3 Glentoran
O'Neill Goal 20', Goal 89'
Fahey Goal 90'
(Report) Halliday Goal 5'
Nixon Goal 72' (pen)
Fordyce Goal 85'
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 1,500 (approx.)

7 April 2008
Glentoran 1 – 3 Linfield
Boyce Goal 8' (Report) McAreavey Goal 32', Goal 49'
Dickson Goal 69'
The Oval, Belfast
Attendance: 4,000 (approx.)


15 April 2008
Glentoran 1 – 1 Derry City
Nixon Goal 70' (Report) Sammon Goal 50' (pen)
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: Northern Ireland Mark Courtney

15 April 2008
St Patrick's Athletic 2 – 0 Linfield
Quigley Goal 7'
O'Neill Goal 76'
(Report)
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 5,300
Referee: Republic of Ireland Alan Kelly

2 September 2008
Derry City 2 – 0 Glentoran
Higgins Goal 35'
Farren Goal 84'
(Report)
The Brandywell, Derry
Referee: Republic of Ireland Ian Stokes


15 September 2008
Linfield 1 – 4 Glentoran
Garrett Goal 7' (Report) Gardiner Goal 3 pen'
Boyce Goal 27'
Halliday Goal 53', Goal 68'


6 October 2008
Derry City 3 – 0 Linfield
Farren Goal 23', Goal 63', Goal 84' (Report)

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals was made by drawing the winners of Group A against the runners-up of Group 2 and vice versa, with group winners having home advantage. Glentoran beat Drogheda United 1-0 in the first semi-final, which was played at United Park in Drogheda,[1] while Cork City overcame Derry City by the same scoreline at the Brandywell Stadium in Derry.[2]

13 October 2008
Drogheda United 0 – 1 Glentoran
(Report) Hill Goal 3'
Leeman Red card 74'
Hill Red card 89'

14 October 2008
Derry City 0 – 1 Cork City
(Report) Kiely Goal 67'
The Brandywell, Derry
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Northern Ireland David Malcolm

Final[edit]

The final took place on November 1, 2008 at Turners Cross stadium in front of 5,500, a sell out crowd, in Cork, where Cork City came from behind to beat Glentoran 2-1 and win the competition for the first time.[3]

1 November 2008
Cork City 2 – 1 Glentoran
Murray Goal 57'
Kearney Goal 74'
(Report) Fordyce Goal 12'
Turners Cross, Cork
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Republic of Ireland Ian Stokes


Winner of 2008 Setanta Sports Cup
Republic of Ireland Cork City
1st Title

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drogheda United 0-1 Glentoran". RTÉ Sport. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Derry City 0-1 Cork City". RTÉ Sport. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cork City 2-1 Glentoran". RTÉ Sport. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 

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