FAI Ford Senior Cup

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FAI Ford Senior Cup

The oldest football competition in Ireland, the FAI Senior Cup is the Blue Riband event for clubs in Ireland. Clubs from the Airtricity League compete with junior and intermediate clubs in a competition that dates back to 1922.

The current holders of the competition are Derry City who beat St Patrick's Athletic 3-2 after extra-time in the final at the Aviva Stadium on November 4, 2012. Derry have now won the FAI Cup five times.

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Latest FAI Ford Senior Cup News

Potential giant-killers take aim in FAI Ford Cup

FAI Ford Cup Third round previews...

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Pike Rovers to play holders Sligo Rovers in FAI Ford Cup

The holders of the FAI Ford Cup, Sligo Rovers, were handed a new challenge when they were drawn against Limerick junior team, Pike Rovers, in the third round of the competition. The draw was made by FAI President Paddy McCaul and Gerry Smyth, the manager of Ireland's amateur international team on RTE programme, MNS. Pike Rovers have been enjoying a successful season at junior level and recently they qualified for the first time for the final of the FAI Junior Cup by beating the Dublin team, Sheriff YC on penalties after extra time in the semi-final. They face a huge challenge in the third round of the FAI Ford Senior Cup for Sligo Rovers have shown magnificent form in cup competitions over the past two seasons and are through to the EA Sports Cup quarter-finals, a trophy they also won last season. Sligo manager, Paul Cook admitted a game against Limerick's Pike Rovers was a trip into the unknown in terms of awareness of his side's opponents. "We're delighted with the draw. To be drawn at home first is important. Pike Rovers is a new name to me," said Cook. "We'll have to do a bit of research on them. These games are very important to clubs. We'll have to do our homework and act in the utmost professional manner." The only all-Premier Division tie paired Dundalk with Galway United while league champions Shamrock Rovers were handed a home draw against First Division Athlone Town. Derry City were drawn away to First Division Wexford Youths and while Candystripes fans will recall the 6-1 win Derry secured in the 2008 EA SPORTS Cup Final, manager Stephen Kenny has a more recent meeting between the sides on his mind. "Wexford gave us a tough game there in the league. We drew 1-1 down there," said Kenny. "We beat them a couple of years ago in the EA SPORTS Cup Final but we've a different team now. The most recent game was a draw so it should be a good occasion." FAI FORD CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW: Salthill Devon v Sherrif YC; Drogheda United v Mervue United; Waterford United v New Ross Celtic; Cherry Orchard v UCD; Monaghan United v Everton; Wexford Youths v Derry City; Crumlin United v St Patrick's Athletic; Greystones v Shelbourne; Sacred Heart v Limerick FC; Sligo Rovers v Pike Rovers; Bohemians v Douglas Hall; Dundalk v Galway United; Longford Town v Finn Harps; Midleton v Cork City; Shamrock Rovers v Athlone Town; Youghall United v Bray Wanderers. Fixtures to be played weekend ending, Sunday, June 5, 2011.

FAI Ford Cup Second Round Results

COBH RAMBLERS were eliminated from the FAI Ford Cup at the Second Round stage after a home defeat to Cherry Orchard at St Colman's Park on Sunday (April 17)...

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FAI Ford Senior Challenge Cup 2011

Fixtures and results of FAI FORD Challenge Cup 2011 are:

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FAI Ford Cup First and Second round draws

FAI President Paddy McCaul and 1992 cup-winning captain Paul Whelan made the draw for the 2011 FAI Ford Senior Cup First and Second Rounds at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown on Monday 7 March 2011...

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