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.
A behind the scenes view of match day at the Aviva Stadium as Cork City lifted the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup for the second year in a row.
John Caulfield's side won the trophy following a dramatic penalty shootout win against Dundalk.
Cork City won the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup in dramatic fashion beating Dundalk 5-3 on penalties at the Aviva Stadium.
Mark McNulty saved Michael Duffy’s penalty to give Kieran Sadlier the opportunity to send the cup to Leeside for the second year running. Sadlier duly seized the opportunity to become an instant hero.
Both goalkeepers were busy in the opening period, with Gary Rogers denying Karl Sheppard from Stephen Dooley’s pull back the closest either side came to scoring.
Continental Tyres FAI Women's Senior Cup Final
Cork City v UCD Waves
Kick Off 12:00
Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Final
Dundalk v Cork City
Kick Off 15:30
Tickets for the two games are available online HERE
Match Day Ticket Purchases
Bring your team to Aviva Stadium for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final and Continental Tyres FAI Women’s Cup Final.
The initiative is open to teams aged under 16 and below.
2 Adults + 8 Child tickets for just €20, 4 adults and 16 child tickets for €40 and so on.
Following a close call from relegation in 2012, the former Bray left back is poised for his third FAI Cup Final.
“Its been a whirlwind five years for myself, cup finals, league titles, the Europa league, its the kinda stuff that I couldn’t have dreamed of when I signed for Dundalk. Stephen Kenny asked me to join and take a chance and I am glad I did as my career has took off since then and its the best decision I have ever made
In the opening game, Cork City WFC take on UCD Waves in what is a first FAI Women's Senior Cup Final appearance for both Continental Tyres Women's National League clubs. Kick-off is set for 12pm.
The action will keep on rolling as Dundalk and Cork City meet in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Final for the third year in a row. That game is scheduled for a 15:30 kick-off.
While both matches will be broadcast live on RTE2, the only place to be on Sunday, November 5 is at Aviva Stadium to witness four of the best clubs in the domestic game live in action.
Cork City will take on Limerick on Friday, September 29 in that a game that will be broadcast live on RTE2, kicking off at 19:15. If a replay is required, it will be played on Monday, October 2.
In the other semi-final, Dundalk will come up against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday, October 1 at 16:45, also live on RTE2. A potential replay is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4 should it be needed.
Holders Cork City are hoping to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history, while Limerick have not competed in an FAI Cup Final since 1977.
Jack White, Deputy Head of Sport presented team manager of Bluebell United Andy Noonan with the cheque.
This weekend’s Quarter Final round sees Bluebell United face Shamrock Rovers in their fight to make the semi-finals.
Watch out for Soccer Republic on RTE2 at 7pm this Monday night to see the highlights of the quarter finals and the live draw for the semi-finals of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.
With the competition now at the quarter-final stage, replays are possible if the fixture is drawn and the dates and kick-off times for those potential replays have also been confirmed.
Three fixtures will take place on Friday, September 8th whilst Longford Town v Cork City will take place a day later on Saturday, September 9th.
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup quarter-final fixtures
The draw, which was live on Soccer Republic on RTE2, saw the Leinster Senior League side rewarded for their 1-0 win over Cabinteely with a tie against Shamrock Rovers, who beat Shelbourne 3-0 to progress to the quarter-finals.
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup holders Cork City will travel to the City Calling Stadium to face SSE Airtricity League First Division side Longford Town whilst there will be a Louth Derby as Dundalk host Drogheda United.