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

FAI Cup Round-Up: Bluebell knock out Cabinteely

Elsewhere, holders Cork City are safely through to the quarter finals of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup as they comprehensively defeated Athlone Town 7-0 at Turners Cross.

Drogheda United also advanced to the last eight with a 5-1 win over the Munster Senior League's Cobh Wanderers at United Park. 

Two goals in six second half minutes from Brandon Miele and Graham Burke broke the resistance of a dogged Shelbourne side at Tolka Park. James Doona added a third before a late red card for Rovers’ captain Ronan Finn put a slight tarnish on a comfortable win for the Hoops.

Shels set to host Rovers in FAI Cup second round

The draw, which took place live on Soccer Republic on RTE Player and was conducted by FAI President Tony Fitzgerald and Dave Barry, saw the Dublin rivals pitched against each other at Tolka Park.

Crumlin's reward for beating SSE Airtricity League First Division side Wexford FC is a tie against last year's beaten finalists Dundalk FC whilst FAI Cup holders Cork City welcome Athlone Town to Turner's Cross. 

ROUND-UP: Dundalk triumph as Galway need penalties

Dundalk 4-0 Derry City

A brace from John Mountney a penalty from David McMillan and a great individual goal from Michael Duffy secured Dundalk's passage to the next round of the FAI at Oriel Park, the Candystripes would be ruing missed chances in what was an entertaining match.

The game was barely started when the hosts were ahead. A brilliant through ball by Patrick McEleney was sent into the path of Sean Gannon whose right sided cross was tapped in by John Mountney to open the scoring.

ROUND-UP: Longford shock Sligo in the FAI Cup

Longford Town 4-2 Sligo Rovers (AET) 

Peter Hopkins and Kealan Dillon hit extra time goals as Longford Town dumped Premier Division Sligo Rovers out of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup in a six goal thriller at City Calling Stadium. 

Longford took the lead on 26 minutes when skipper Dean Zambra slipped Karl Chambers in behind the Sligo defence to calmly slide the ball past Micheal Schlingermann. The lead lasted five minutes as Daniel Kearns got his head to captain John Russell’s cross to flick home Sligo’s equaliser.

ROUND-UP: Crumlin shock Wexford in FAI Cup

Wexford 1-2 Crumlin United 

An 87th minute goal from Jake Donnelly fired Crumlin United into the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup after an absorbing tie in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday evening. 

The hosts will be kicking themselves though, with both Aaron Dobbs and Dean Kelly missing second-half penalties before Donnelly's late winner. 

Dates and times confirmed for FAI Cup first round

Following FAI venue inspections, several non-league grounds have been passed to host the FAI Cup fixtures including Evergreen who will be able to host SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Drogheda United at their home ground in Kilkenny.

The fixtures will be played across Friday, Saturday and Sunday as holders Cork City kick-off their defence at Bray Wanderers on Saturday, August 12th at 7pm.

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round Draw

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and FAI president Tony Fitzgerald conducted the draw, which was streamed live on the FAI Facebook page, and saw three all SSE Airtricity League Premier Division ties made.

Current FAI Cup holders Cork City will face a difficult test in defence of their crown as they travel to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers whilst current SSE Airtricity League Champions Dundalk face Derry City.

ROUND-UP: Evergreen march on in Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

The Kilkenny side kept their nerve in a penalty shoot-out with St Mary's, winning 4-3, following a 2-2 draw in what was an entertaining game.

Ahead of their appearance in the upcoming FAI Junior Cup Final, Evergreen made the most of their home advantage in Evergreen Park as they triumphed in the shoot-out.

Penalties were also required at Everton Park and Ballymun United SC, where Everton overcame Liffey Wanderers and Killester United edged past Ballymun United in a Dublin derby.

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Qualifying Round draw

The draw for the qualifying round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup has taken place. The draw, which took place at FAI HQ and was attended by club officials from 16 intermediate teams and four junior teams who were included in the draw.

FAI President Tony Fitzgerald and Shamrock Rovers' Sporting Director Stephen McPhail performed the draw, presented by Con Murphy, with eight fixtures drawn.

Leinster Senior League sides Crumlin United, Bluebell United, Portmanock and Glenville all received byes to go straight into the First Round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.

Last-gasp Cork City win Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final

It took 120 minutes for the game to find a winner as both teams had a number of chances throughout the game but Maguire scored the final goal of the 2016 season.

It was Dundalk who had the better of the chances in the first half. Daryl Horgan, who was called up to the Republic of Ireland squad this week, almost found the net when David McMillan flicked on to find his run but his chipped effort was well saved by Mark McNulty.

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