1881–82 Irish Cup

The 1881–82 Irish Cup was the second edition of the premier knock-out cup competition in Irish football. The competition began in January 1882 with the first round and ended on 13 May 1882 with the final. Queen's Island won the tournament for the only time in their brief history, including eliminating the holders Moyola Park in the quarter-finals.[1]

1881–82 Irish Cup
CountryIreland Ireland
ChampionsQueen's Island (1st win)
Matches played19
Goals scored45 (2.37 per match)

The final was played between Queen's Island and Cliftonville and ended in a 1-0 victory to the former.[2]

First roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alexander 0–0 Moyola Park
Cliftonville 2–2 Avoniel
Ligoniel 0–3 Banbridge
Malone 0–4 Knock
Oldpark 0–5 Queen's Island
Strabane 1–1 Castlederg


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 0–0 Avoniel
Alexander 2–3 Moyola Park

Castlederg, Cliftonville and Avoniel all advanced to the next round after Strabane did not play their replay with Castlederg.


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Avoniel 1–1 Distillery
Castlederg 2–1 Banbridge
Knock 0–2 Cliftonville
Moyola Park 1–1 Queen's Island


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Avoniel 3–1 Distillery
Moyola Park 1–2 Queen's Island

A second replay was ordered between Avoniel and Distillery after protests that the match was ended four minutes early.[3]

Second replayEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Avoniel 1–0 Distillery


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 1–1 Avoniel
Queen's Island w–o Castlederg

Queen's Island advanced after Castlederg failed to turn up.[4]


Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 0–0 Avoniel

Second replayEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 2–0 Avoniel



  1. ^ "Irish Football Club Project: Irish Challenge Cup 1881/82". Irish Football Club Project. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Semifinals and Finals 1880-1950". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Football". Belfast News-Letter. 4 April 1882. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Football". Belfast News-Letter. 24 April 1882. p. 6.

External linksEdit

The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation - Northern Ireland - Cup Finals