Extra.ie FAI Senior Cup

Competition Description: 

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

The current holders of the competition are Dundalk, who defeated Cork City 2-1in the 2018 Final, courtesy of a Patrick McEleney goal.

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FAI Cup 2019 Shamrock Rovers
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Senior

Keegan steers Galway to victory

Just three minutes in the hosts got off to a perfect start when Jake Keegan collected the ball in the box and, with no apparent danger, a moment of madness ensued from North End goalkeeper Lee Walker.

Walker chose to leave his line and close Keegan down, but the American simply flicked the ball past him, took a touch and slotted it into the net from an acute angle to give United the early incentive.

Dundalk sweep aside Shels challenge

Things may been different had the visitors taken advantage of the glorious opportunity that came their way in the 11th minute when Alan O'Sullivan gathered a slack backpass by Paddy Barrett to run free on the Dundalk goal. However, with just Gabriel Sava to beat, the striker saw his effort drift wide.

Dundalk are not the kind of team that offer second chances and, by the 25th minute, they had this tie all but put to bed.

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup takes centre stage

The Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup takes centre stage this weekend with 16 Second Round matches being played between Friday and Sunday. Nine of the matches take place on Friday night with two on Saturday and the remaining five on Sunday.

The round will involve clubs from the senior, intermediate and junior ranks with 20 of the 32 teams coming from the SSE Airtricity League, six from the Leinster Senior League, two from the Munster Senior League, one from the Ulster Senior League, two from Dublin’s Athletic Union League and one from the Wexford and District League.  

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Second Round Fixtures

FRIDAY, MAY 29

Bohemians v Firhouse Clover, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Replay: Tuesday, June 2, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Bray Wanderers v Limerick, Carlisle Grounds, 7.45pm

Replay: Monday, June 1, Jackman Park, 6.30pm

Drogheda United v Cabinteely, United Park, 7.45pm

Replay: Monday, June 1, Stradbrook, 7.45pm

Dundalk v Shelbourne, Oriel Park, 7.45pm

Replay: Monday, June 1, Tolka Park, 5pm

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup second round draw

The second round matches will be played on the weekend ending Sunday May 31.

2015 Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup second round draw

Tolka Rovers v Waterford United

Dundalk v Shelbourne

Athlone Town v Liffey Wanderers

Cobh Wanderers v Avondale United

Edenderry Town v Derry City

Longford Town v Finn Harps

Cockhill Celtic v St Mochta's

Wexford Youths v Cork City

Galway United v North End United

Killester United v Cobh Ramblers

UCD v Sheriff YC

St Patrick's Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Second Round Draw on May 6

The Second Round draw will see the entry of the 20 SSE Airtricity League clubs into this year’s competition and they will be joined by the nine intermediate clubs and the three junior clubs still left, This group contains the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup finalists Crumlin United and Tolka Rovers and FAI Umbro Junior Cup finalists Sheriff YC and Liffey Wanderers who will meet at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, May 17.

Second half display sees Killester through

Within the opening fifteen minutes, referee Colin Duffy had to deal with two Dunboyne penalty appeals. Duffy correctly booked Michael Conniffe for going to ground far too easy in the seventh minute, and minutes later again dismissed Dunboyne’s appeals when Alan Cosgrave was felled. On this occasion, the visitors seemed to have a case as Sean Rogers appeared to push the winger over.

Dunboyne continued to test the Killester back four, with Cosgrave in particular proving a nuisance down the left. Despite their hard work, they couldn’t find an end product.

Murphy stars as North End advance

The striker struck twice in the first half before setting up namesake Jason Murphy for a third with midfielder John Fenlon adding a late fourth for North End.

It was a superb performance from the Wexford outfit as they bounced back from last weekend’s defeat at the semi-final stage of the FAI Junior Cup.

The visitors were solid at the back and lethal in attack throughout. They took the lead with their first chance on eight minutes as ‘keeper Dylan Owens collected a cross before launching a clearance downfield for Paul Murphy.

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