1948–49 Irish Cup

The 1948–49 Irish Cup was the 69th edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition.

1948–49 Irish Cup
Country Northern Ireland
Teams16
ChampionsDerry City (1st win)
Runners-upGlentoran
Matches played21
Goals scored70 (3.33 per match)

The defending champions were Linfield, after they defeated Coleraine 3–0 in the 1947–48 final.[1] However, they went out in the first round after a 2–0 defeat to Glentoran.

Derry City went on to win the cup for the first time, defeating the Glens 3–1 in the final.[2]

First roundEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ards 0–3 Bangor
Ballyclare Comrades 0–1 Cliftonville
Ballymena United 1–2 Coleraine
Brantwood 1–3 Derry City
Distillery 5–2 Linfield Swifts
Glenavon 4–01 Dundela
Linfield 0–2 Glentoran
Portadown 1–0 Belfast Celtic

1This tie required a replay, after the first game was a 4–4 draw.[2]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cliftonville 1–3 Glentoran
Derry City 1–02 Bangor
Distillery 2–1 Coleraine
Portadown 3–1 Glenavon

2This tie required three replays, after the first games ended as 1–1, 3–3 and 1–1 draws.[2]

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Derry City 2–0 Distillery
Glentoran 3–03 Portadown

3This tie required two replays, after the first games ended as 2–2 and 1–1 draws.[2]

FinalEdit

Derry City3 – 1Glentoran
Colvin  
Hermon  
Cannon  
Report Peacock  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Northern Ireland Cups 1948/49". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

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