FAI New Balance Intermediate Cup set for 2019 finale

FAI New Balance Intermediate Cup set for 2019 finale

The FAI New Balance Intermediate Cup Final is set for the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
10th May 2019

In the Intermediate Cup Final, Avondale United make the trip up from Cork to face Crumlin United with kick-off at 2pm.

Avondale United have won the Intermediate Cup a record seven times, having last lifted the trophy in the 2013/14 season whilst Crumlin United, who have won the competition four times, beat the holders Maynooth University Town in a five-goal thriller in the semi-final. 

"It is definitely the biggest day of the year for us, we're the record-holders in the competition and to not make it to the final in the past five seasons isn't good enough for a club like Avondale," said Avondale United's David Kiely.

"We've had a difficult route to the final which has been good for us, made our way past some great opposition and we're really looking forward to it."

"For Crumlin, this is the biggest day of the year for us. We've got a proud cup history in both this competition and the FAI Cup, and we're desperate to win at our national stadium," said Crumlin United's Thomas Hyland. 

"It was an incredible semi-final and to win the game in the last minute was amazing. It's definitely given us plenty of confidence to beat the holders coming into the final and we definitely feel like we've been working up to this." 

The match will be decided on the day. Extra-time in the Intermediate Cup Final will be played over two 15-minute periods if needed. If the game is level after extra-time, they will go to penalties.

FAI New Balance Intermediate Cup Final
Avondale United v Crumlin United, Aviva Stadium, 2pm