PREVIEW | Extra.ie FAI Cup Final - Bohs v Pats
The final is set to be played in front of a record crowd for FAI Cup finals at the Aviva Stadium, with the previous record set in 2010 with a crowd of 36,101.
Ticket sales have now surpassed that mark with more sales expected for the showcase fixture on Sunday, November 28, with kick-off at 4pm.
Fixture: Bohemians v St. Patrick's Athletic
Competition: Extra.ie FAI Cup Final
Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Date: Sunday, November 28
Tickets are still available for the Extra.ie FAI Cup final with a record FAI Cup crowd at the Aviva Stadium set to attend. Tickets are available to purchase from the link below up until two hours before kick-off and they'll also be a Ticketmaster van on Northumberland Road with tickets available to purchase on the day.
To save waiting in any queues, supporters are urged to buy before the day of the game here.
Supporters are reminded that face masks must be worn in the Aviva Stadium at all times before, during and after the match. With the rising case numbers of COVID-19 in Ireland, face masks help protect yourself and everybody around you so please keep your face mask on at all times and avail of the hand sanitiser stations located around the stadium.
Supporters are also reminded that the Aviva Stadium is a cashless stadium and only card transactions will be available to purchase items.
The match programme will be available to purchase around the ground for just €5. The programme will include a traditional manager's message from both managers as well as a number of features with players, past and present.
You can pre-order your programme through DBA publications here.
What they said - Bohemians
Bohemians defender Andy Lyons said: “We’re really looking forward to the game. The big thing for us is making our fans proud, they’ve been through a lot in the last few years.
“We’re looking at putting a performance in and if we do everything we can on the day hopefully the result should look after itself.
“If you look back at the atmosphere at those European games at the Aviva, they were electric and there were still restrictions in place. So if you can add a few more Bohs fans to that, which there will be, I think the atmosphere is going to be incredible to be honest with you. That’s something we’re relishing to experience.
“Our last final was in 2008 and when you add the fact fans weren’t able to get to games due to COVID and you see the fans' reaction in the semi-final against Waterford you just know they’re going to look forward to the occasion just as much as we are.”
What they said - St. Patrick's Athletic
St. Patrick’s Athletic captain Ian Bermingham said “It’s the biggest game in the League of Ireland’s calendar year. It’s obviously going to be an exciting day for us all – the players, staff, fans, players’ families. We’re really looking forward to it and hopefully it’s a really good occasion.
“We’ve finished second in the league and qualified for Europe but if we can go and get some silverware too it would have been a brilliant season for us. It’s going to be a tough game and Bohs are a tough team so we’re going to have to be at our max to come out on top.
“They [the fans] have cheered us on all season, when they’ve been allowed back into the stadium, and I think at home they’ve made it a fortress. We hope for the same at the Aviva and that they come out in their numbers, cheer us on and be that 12th man to push us on to hopefully win the cup.
“Hopefully the good times are coming back and hopefully we can go win the cup on Sunday.”
Check out a number of videos on FAI TV in the lead-up to the match with Classic Highlights produced from each club's former FAI Cup victories and the Best Goals of the 2021 FAI Cup.
Watch the 2021 Best Goals of the FAI Cup here
Watch Classic Highlights | Bohemians v Derry City - 2008 FAI Cup Final
Watch Classic Highlights | Derry City v St. Patrick's Athletic - 2014 FAI Cup Final
Extra.ie - Stronger with Sport Podcast | Stephen Kenny
Ahead of the Extra.ie FAI Cup final on Sunday, listen to Extra.ie's Stronger with Sport podcast with Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny. Stephen Kenny, in an exclusive interview, looks back on his memories in the FAI Cup and also previews Sunday's final. Listen to the podcast here.