2004 League of Ireland Cup

The League of Ireland Cup 2004 was the 31st staging of the League of Ireland Cup, which was won by Longford Town, the club's first victory in the competition.

The 2004 League Cup kicked off in May. It featured two teams representing the Kerry and Mayo Leagues plus the 10 teams from the Premier Division and the 12 from the First Division. There was 24 teams drawn into eight groups of three. Each team played the other two in their group. The winner of each group progressed to the quarter-finals.

Group stageEdit

Matches played between 3 May and 18 May 2004.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cork City 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Cobh Ramblers 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
3 Kerry League 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1
May 3, 2004
Cork City 4–0 Kerry League Turners Cross
May 11, 2004
Cobh Ramblers 1–2 Cork City St. Colman's Park
May 18, 2004
Kerry League 0–0 Cobh Ramblers Mount Hawk Park

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Limerick 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Kilkenny City 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
3 Waterford United 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
May 4, 2004
Waterford United 0–0 Kilkenny City Regional Sports Centre
May 11, 2004
Limerick 2–2 Waterford United Hogan Park
May 18, 2004
Kilkenny City 2–2 Limerick Buckley Park

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Longford Town 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Kildare County 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
3 Athlone Town 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0
May 3, 2004
Kildare County 4–0 Athlone Town Station Road
May 11, 2004
Longford Town 2–1 Kildare County Flancare Park
May 18, 2004
Athlone Town 0–4 Longford Town St. Mel's Park

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Finn Harps 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Derry City 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
3 Monaghan United 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 3
May 4, 2004
Derry City 2–0 Finn Harps The Brandywell
May 11, 2004
Monaghan United 1–0 Derry City Finn Park
May 18, 2004
Finn Harps 3–0 Monaghan United Kingspan Century Park

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sligo Rovers 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Galway United 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
3 Mayo League 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
May 3, 2004
Galway United 0–0 Sligo Rovers Terryland Park
May 11, 2004
Mayo League 1–1 Galway United
May 18, 2004
Sligo Rovers 2–0 Mayo League The Showgrounds

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 UCD 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Bray Wanderers 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
3 Shamrock Rovers 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
May 4, 2004
Bray Wanderers 0–1 UCD Carlisle Grounds
May 10, 2004
Shamrock Rovers 1–3 Bray Wanderers Richmond Park
May 17, 2004
UCD 0–0 Shamrock Rovers Belfield Park

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Dublin City 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Shelbourne 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
3 St Patrick's Athletic 2 0 0 2 5 6 −1 0
May 3, 2004
St Patrick's Athletic 1–3 Dublin City Richmond Park
May 11, 2004
Shelbourne 3–2 St Patrick's Athletic Tolka Park
May 17, 2004
Dublin City 2–1 Shelbourne Tolka Park

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Bohemians 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Advanced to quarter-finals
2 Drogheda United 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
3 Dundalk 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
May 4, 2004
Dundalk 0–0 Bohemians Oriel Park
May 10, 2004
Drogheda United 4–1 Dundalk United Park
May 17, 2004
Bohemians 3–1 Drogheda United Dalymount Park

Quarter-finalsEdit

Matches played between 14 June and 28 June 2004.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Limerick 2–0 Cork City
2 Sligo Rovers 1–5 Finn Harps
3 Longford Town 2–0 Dublin City
4 Bohemians 2–1 UCD

Semi-finalsEdit

Bohemians4–1Limerick
Ward   50',   70'
Crowe   60'
Lynch   90'
Hartnett   9'

Finn Harps1–2Longford Town
McHugh   57' Francis   18'
Baker   55'

FinalEdit

Bohemians1–2Longford Town
Ryan   85' (pen) Dillon   4'
Prunty   81'


 League of Ireland Cup Winner 2004 
Longford Town
1st title

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