Extra.ie FAI Senior Cup

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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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Bumper turnout expected for FAI Ford Cup final

Huge early demand for tickets by fans of both FAI Ford Cup finalists, Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers, has resulted in a swift uptake ahead of Sunday’s showpiece.

A tantalising clash of the Rovers, the ever final to be held at the Aviva Stadium, has captured the supporters’ imagination with clubs confirming on Monday that a combined total of close to 18,000 tickets had already been snapped up.

FAI Ford Cup final tickets from €5

The Football Association of Ireland today (October 22nd) announced that tickets for the FAI Ford Cup final will go on sale to supporters at the discounted rates of €10 and €5 to mark the first FAI Ford Cup final at Aviva Stadium.

Tickets will be distributed to Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers next Wednesday, October 27th, and will go on sale through club outlets later that week.

Turner sets up battle of the Rovers at Aviva

St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-1 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers progressed to their first FAI Ford Cup final in 8 years by snatching victory against ten-man St. Patrick’s Athletic in Tuesday’s semi-final replay at Richmond Park.

Michael O’Neill’s side set up a promising finale against Sligo Rovers at Aviva Stadium on November 14 when Chris Turner grabbed the solitary goal for the Hoops on 70 minutes as the midfielder blasted home from the edge of the box to set-up

Saints take Rovers to FAI Ford Cup replay

Shamrock Rovers 2-2 St. Patrick’s Athletic

A 90th minute own goal by Paddy Kavanagh earned St. Patrick’s Athletic a replay at Richmond Park on Tuesday night to decide who will meet Sligo Rovers in the FAI Ford Cup final at the Aviva Stadium on November 14th.

Winger Kavanagh inexplicably headed a Brian Cash corner into his own net, but it was no more than St. Patrick’s deserved as they twice came from behind.

Sligo advance to FAI Ford Cup final

FAI Ford Cup Semi-Final

Bohemians 0-1 Sligo Rovers

EA Sports Cup holders Sligo Rovers are still on for a cup double after booking their place in the FAI Ford Cup final at Aviva Stadium next month with a well deserved victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

The visitors dominated the match from start to finish and booked their place at Aviva Stadium thanks to a Gavin Peers goal midway through the second half.

Sligo face trip to Dalymount in FAI Ford Cup semi

Last season’s defeated FAI Ford Cup finalists, Sligo Rovers, face a trip to Dalymount Park to face Bohemians in the semi-finals of this season’s competition.

Shamrock Rovers will host St. Patrick’s Athletic in the other semi final after the draw for the last four stage was made on Monday night’s MNS show.

The FAI Ford Cup semi-finals will take place on October 15th and October 17th, with the decision on the order of the matches to be taken tomorrow.

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Saints march on at expense of holders Fingal

St Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 Sporting Fingal

St Patrick’s Athletic took their chances to book a place in the semi-finals of the FAI Ford Cup with victory over holders Sporting Fingal at Richmond Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ryan Guy, Damian Lynch and Vinny Faherty provided the goals as the Saints sent the current cup holders tumbling out of the competition despite pulling a goal back through Shaun Williams.

Bohs and Rovers safely through in FAI Ford Cup

Bohemians 3-0 Bray Wanderers

Bohemians’ pursuit of a second FAI Ford Cup in three years remains on track after Pat Fenlon’s side swept past Bray Wanderers and into the semi-final.

Quality goals from Mark Quigley, Ford man of the match Raffaele Cretaro and Aaron Greene saw the dominant Gypsies home against a Bray side who worked hard, without ever really looking like advancing.

Bray eye FAI Ford Cup scalp

Bray Wanderers reached the semi-final of the FAI Ford Cup last season and they’ll need a massive result at Dalymount Park against Airtricity League champions Bohemians tonight (Friday) to reach that stage again this term.

However, their tails are up as the Seagulls travel to Dublin 7 to face Bohemians but they go into the match on the back of a three match unbeaten run which has seen them jump off the foot of the Airtricity League Premier Division table.

Galway and Fingal book last eight spots

Galway United and Sporting Fingal booked their places in the FAI Ford Cup Quarter Finals with Fourth Round replay victories on Monday night.

It took a penalty shoot-out victory over Limerick to send FAI Ford Cup holders Fingal into the last eight of this season’s competition. After a scoreless 120 minutes, Liam Buckley’s side defeated Limerick 4-3 on penalty kicks.

Galway United booked a Quarter Final meeting with Shamrock Rovers with a deserved 3-1 win over Salthill Devon at Drom.