2007 Fixtures & Results
16th Jan 2009
2007 - Eircom League of Ireland CupThe quarter-final results of the 2007 edition saw the remaining three teams from the eircom League, First Division, eliminated.
UCD defeated Finn Harps at Belfield; Derry City travelled the length of the country to defeat Cobh Ramblers and were watched for the first time by their new manager, John Robertson, while Shamrock Rovers overcame Athlone Town.
The draw for the semi-finals set up a repeat of the final of 2006 when Derry City were drawn to play UCD.
Derry won that final and repeated their success in the current competition by beating UCD 3 - 0. Highlight of the match was an amazing goal scored by the talented Pat McCourt in the 83rd minute when he soloed past several UCD defenders before firing the ball home for Derry’s third goal.
Bohemians came through a very tight game in the other semi-final by beating Shamrock Rovers 1-0 at Dalymount Park. Glen Crowe was a match-winner for Bohs.
There was a draw to decide the venue for the final and Derry were again fortunate. They won a dramatic final with a goal in the first period of extra time through Kevin McHugh after the teams had finished level 0-0.
It was Derry’s third consecutive season to win the Cup and their eighth time overall.
2007 eircom League of Ireland Cup
First Round Results
01/04/07: Finn Harps 2-0 Fanad United
03/04/07: Monaghan United 2-4 Galway United
Willie Doyle (2) Alan Murphy
(Byes: Derry City and Sligo Rovers)
02/04/07: Waterford United 3-0 Wexford Youths
Justin Power og
03/04/07: Cobh Ramblers 3-0 Limerick 37
Alan Carey pen
(Byes: Cork City and Kerry League)
02/04/07: Athlone Town 1-1 Longford Town AET
Stephen Gavin David Freeman
(Athlone Town won 5-4 on pens)
09/04/07: Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Dundalk
( Byes: Drogheda United and Kilkenny City)
16/04/07: Kildare County 0-0 U.C.D. AET
(U.C.D. won 4-2 on pens)
17/04/07: Bohemians 3-1 Bray Wanderers
Darren Mansaram (2) Paul Caffrey
(Byes: St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne)
Second Round Results
07/05/07: Finn Harps 3 - 2 Sligo Rovers
Gethins 63 Judge 31, Turner
Parkhouse 87, 90 Turner 44
Kerry League 1 - 1 Cork City
D. Conway 39 S. Conway og 70
Cork City won on penalties
St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 - 1 U.C.D.
Sammon pen. 8
Derry City 2 - 1 Galway United
McGlynn 28 O’Brien 65
Cobh Ramblers 2 - 1 Waterford United
Cummins 41 Sullivan pen. 80
Carey pen. 61
Athlone Town 1 - 1 Kilkenny City
Russo 61 Watson 21
(Athlone Town won on penalties)
Drogheda United 0 - 3 Shamrock Rovers
Myler 30, 68,
Shelbourne 0 - 2 Bohemians
Crowe 68, 80
O2/07/07: UCD 2 - 1 Finn Harps
Derek Doyle 17 Conor Gethins 77
Conor Sammon 31
03/07/07: Bohemians 3 - 2 Cork City
(After Extra Time)
Stephen Rice 6 Sean Kelly 22
Dean Pooley 20 Rice (og) 60
Dessie Byrne 117
Cobh Ramblers 1 - 2 Derry City
Graham Cummins 66 Gareth McGlynn 65
Kevin McHugh 75
Shamrock Rovers 1 - 2 Athlone Town
Andy Myler 81
07/08/’07: Bohemians 1 - 0 Shamrock Rovers
28/08/’07: Derry City 3 - 0 UCD
Ciarán Martyn 53
Pat McCourt 63
Kevin McHugh 83.
Eircom League of Ireland Cup;
09/10/’07: Derry City 1 - 0 Bohemians (AET) at the Brandywell
Kevin McHugh 97.