The Setanta Sports Cup was inaugurated in 2005 with the support of Setanta Sports TV company. The initial promotion was comprised of six teams, three representing the Carling Premiership in Northern Ireland and three from the Airtricity League. The competition was expanded in 2006 to eight teams, and in 2009 to nine teams.
Crusaders are the new Setanta Sports Cup champions. They won the Cup for the first time by beating Derry City in a penalty shoot-out in the final of the 2012 competition at The Oval. Our picture shows Dan Murray raising the Cup for Cork City.