1931–32 FAI Cup

The FAI Cup 1931/32[A] was the eleventh edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 27 December 1931 and concluded on 17 April 1932 with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 32,000 people watched Shamrock Rovers claim the fourth of five FAI Cup titles in a row by defeating Dolphin.

1931–32 FAI Cup
CountryIreland
Dates27 December 1931 - 17 April 1932
ChampionsShamrock Rovers (5th title)
Runners-upDolphin
Semi-finalists

First roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Drumcondra 3-1 Cork Bohemians 27 December 1931
2 Bohemians 8-0 Cobh Ramblers 9 January 1932
3 Bray Unknowns 1-2 Cork 9 January 1932
4 Edenville 2-1 Jacobs 9 January 1932
5 Shamrock Rovers 9-3 Ormeau 9 January 1932
6 Brideville 1-4 Waterford 10 January 1932
7 Dundalk 1-2 Shelbourne 10 January 1932
8 St James's Gate 0-10 Dolphin 10 January 1932

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 2-0 Drumcondra 6 February 1932
2 Shamrock Rovers 4-2 Edenville 6 February 1932
3 Dolphin 3-2 Cork 7 February 1932
4 Shelbourne 4-2 Waterford 7 February 1932

Semi-finalsEdit


Dolphin3 - 1Shelbourne
Somers
Smith
Paterson
Jones

FinalEdit

Shamrock Rovers1 - 0Dolphin
Moore
Attendance: 32,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1931/32
Shamrock Rovers
5th Title

NotesEdit

A. ^ From 1923 to 1936, the FAI Cup was known as the Free State Cup.

B. ^ Attendances were calculated using gate receipts which limited their accuracy as a large proportion of people, particularly children, attended football matches in Ireland throughout the 20th century for free by a number of means.

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op.

External linksEdit