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
Competition Type: 
Senior

Intriguing FAI Ford Cup final in store at Tallaght Stadium

Sporting Fingal have a full squad to choose from for Sunday’s FAI Ford Cup final against Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium, welcoming defender John Frost back following a hamstring stain.

The First Division club are presented with the possibility of claiming their first major trophy since entering the League of Ireland last season but must overcome a dogged Sligo Rovers side from the top-flight.

Rovers manager Paul Cook is without his captain Conor O’Grady due to suspension and the armband goes to Danny Ventre.

No problem with underdog tag for Gary O’Neill

Sporting Fingal striker Gary O’Neill is certain Sligo Rovers will start Sunday’s FAI Cup final as favorites but is predicting an upset at Tallaght Stadium.

The former Bohemians and Shelbourne forward helped his First Division side clinch promotion this week in the play-off against Bray Wanderers and believes they can give their top-flight opponents a tough match in the showpiece.

"I’m sure the bookies will make Sligo favourites because they’re Premier Division but I think we’ll be quietly confident," said O’Neill.

Last few FAI Ford Cup final tickets on sale

The last remaining tickets for Sunday’s FAI Ford Cup final will go on sale at the Umbro Store at the Tallaght Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, November 21st) from 1pm.

A limited number of FAI Ford Cup final tickets remain and they will go on sale at the Umbro Store at the Tallaght Stadium from 1pm until 6pm tomorrow. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis and are priced €20 for adults and €10 for children.

Sligo step up preparations for FAI Ford Cup final

As Sligo Rovers step up their preparations for Sunday’s FAI Ford Cup final, Matthew Blinkhorn has warned that Sporting Fingal should not be taken lightly.

After sealing promotion to the Premier Division on Monday night following a play-off victory over Bray Wanderers, confidence is high in the Sporting camp ahead of the crunch match in Tallaght Stadium.

Blinkhorn, who scored Sligo’s winner in the cup semi-final against Waterford United, thinks that it would be foolish for his team to expect anything other than a difficult game against their Dublin-based opponents.

FAI Ford Cup final ticket information

The last remaining tickets for Sunday’s FAI Ford Cup final will go on sale at the Umbro Store at the Tallaght Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, November 21st) from 1pm.



A limited number of FAI Ford Cup final tickets remain and they will go on sale at the Umbro Store at the Tallaght Stadium from 1pm until 6pm tomorrow. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis and are priced €20 for adults and €10 for children.

Fingal prepare for first FAI Ford Cup final


The Bit O’Red were the first club to book their place in the final when they overcame Waterford United 1-0 at a packed Showgrounds stadium on Friday night. This will be Sligo Rovers’ first appearance in the FAI Cup final since 1994, when they defeated Derry City 1-0.

Sporting Fingal booked their place in their first ever FAI Ford Cup final when they ran out 4-2 winners of Bray Wanderers in an exciting match at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Liam Buckley’s side raced into a 3-0 lead inside the first 25 minutes, leaving the Seagull’s with too much of a mountain to climb.

Fingal and Bray battle it out for FAI Ford Cup final berth

Sporting Fingal and Bray Wanderers will today vie for a place in the FAI Ford Cup final on November 22 at the RDS against Sligo Rovers.

The sides meet in the second of this weekend’s semi-finals at Morton Stadium in another duel between clubs from the Premier and First Divisions (4.05pm).

Fingal are challenging for promotion into the top tier while Bray continue to fight for survival at the foot of the Premier Division.
Despite their respective predicaments, Fingal manager Liam Buckley is loathe to underestimate the Seagulls.

Blinkhorn sends Sligo into FAI Ford Cup final

Sligo Rovers  1-0  Waterford United
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Owen Morrison returned from injury to help Sligo Rovers reach the FAI Cup final for the first time in 16 years on Friday night.

Morrison came off the bench at half-time, and, after going close himself on a couple of occasions, the former Derry City man provided the perfect cross for Matthew Blinkhorn to seal the win for the home side at The Showgrounds.

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