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.
Longford Town 0-0 Bray Wanderers
Bray Wanderers were unable to reach the semi-finals of the FAI Ford Cup after being held to a scoreless draw by Longford Town on Saturday.
The Seagulls will have home advantage for the replay, but they will feel that this match was a missed opportunity after controlling play for the bulk of the game.
Gary McCabe, Dane Massey, Derek Pender, and John Mulroy all tried their luck, although their efforts were expertly dealt with by goalkeeper Danny O’Leary.
Waterford United 1-1 St. Patrick’s Athletic
Waterford United kept their hopes of winning the FAI Ford Cup alive following a draw with St Patrick’s Athletic at the RSC on Saturday.
On 14 minutes Willie John Kiely broke the deadlock and gave the home support something to cheer about after Stephen Grant did well to pick out the striker, who wasted no time in blasting his effort into the back of the net.
Bohemians 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Richard Brush was a hugely positive force for Rovers as they defied holders Bohemians in a tense and highly competitive FAI Cup quarter-final at Dalymount Park.
Sligo shocked Bohs in the League of Ireland a week ago and they showed the confidence from that result as they defended defiantly in face of sustained pressure from Bohemians in the second half of a contest that will be resumed at the Showgrounds on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.
Bohemians entertain Sligo Rovers in Friday’s FAI Ford Cup quarter-final at Dalymount Park - just a week after the Bit O’Red inflicted defeat on the reigning league and Cup champions.
That Premier Division game at the Showgrounds was the fourth enounter between the sides this term in the League and EA Sports Cup.
St. Patrick’s Athletic’s narrow win over Monaghan United in the replay of the FAI Ford Cup fourth round has cleared the way for the quarter-finals next week-end.
St. Pat’s beat Monaghan United with a goal in extra time from Bobby Ryan at Richmond Park. The goal came after 105 minutes of exciting football.
The defeat was a big disappointment for Monaghan who performed manfully and never looked out of place representing the League of Ireland’s first division against their premier division opponents.
The quarter-final arrangements are as follows:
Jeff Kenna has told his St. Patrick’s Athletic players that victory over Monaghan United tonight is vital if they are to get back into European competition next season.
The Saints have enjoyed tremendous runs in Europe over the last two seasons. However, their league form this season will not see them qualify for Europe, leaving the FAI Ford Cup as their only potential route into the Europa League.
Having been held to a scoreless draw by Monaghan United in their first meeting, the Saints get a second chance to book their place in the quarter finals tonight.
St Patrick’s Ath 1-0 Monaghan Utd (After extra-time)
Bobby Ryan 90 + 15
St Patrick’s Athletic will travel to the RSC on Saturday to face Waterford United in the FAI Ford Cup quarter-final after they clinched a late replay win over Monaghan United on Monday night.
As the game failed to produce a goal in 90 minutes and extra-time saw few chances, a penalty shoot-out to decide the victor looked inevitable.
But up popped Bobby Ryan on 105 minutes to slam the ball home with a low drive from the left side of the penalty area.
FAI Ford Challenge Cup 2009, Second Round
Blarney United 2 -1 FC Carlow
Cobh Ramblers 1 - 2 Carrigaline United
Salthill Devon 3 - 1 Newtown Rangers
Sunday, May 24th
Bluebell United 2 - 1 Malahide United
Crumlin United 3 - 0 Kildrum Tigers
Erris United 2 - 4 Cherry Orchard
Fanad United 2 - 2 Ballymun United 2*
Mayfield United 3 - 2 Castlebar Celtic
Tralee Dynamos 1 - 0 St. Mary’s
UCD (LSL) 1 - 2 Arklow Town
31/05/’09: Ballymun United v Fanad United, AUL, 2.30pm
Waterford United 2 - 0 Crumlin United
Graham Cummins 2
Kevin Waters 40
Top scorer Graham Cummins and Kevin Waters were on target to earn Waterford United a 2-0 win over non-league Crumlin United in their FAI Ford Cup fourth round replay at the RSC on Tuesday night.
The sides played out a scoreless draw last Friday at Richmond Park but the Blues made no mistake this time around to book their place in the quarter finals of the competition.
In-form Cummins put the League of Ireland First Division side ahead after just two minutes.
Bohemians 0 - 0 Dundalk (AET)
Bohs win 4-2 on pens
Bohemians needed a penalty shoot-out victory over Dundalk to book their place in the FAI Ford Cup quarter finals.
Paul Keegan struck home the decisive penalty kick to secure the Gypsies’ place in the last eight.
The sides ended 90 minutes scoreless, and not even 30 minutes of extra time were able to deliver a winner.
A lively start to the match saw two players given their marching orders inside the opening 13 minutes.