2009 League of Ireland Cup

The 2009 EA Sports Cup is the 36th staging of the League of Ireland football knockout competition.

Twenty nine clubs participated in this year's competition. The ten Premier Division, twelve First Division and the five non-reserve teams from the A Championship were joined by Kildrum Tigers, the 2008 Ulster Senior League champions, and the Kerry District League representative side. For the Preliminary, First and Second Rounds of the competition, all participating clubs were split into 4 regional pools with the further rounds of the competition having an open draw.

The 2009 EA Sports Cup kicked off on Monday, 30 March 2009 with the Preliminary Round. The Final was played on Saturday, 26 September 2009, and was won by Bohemians.[1]

Preliminary roundEdit

The matches were played on Monday, 30 and Tuesday, 31 March 2009.

Pool 2Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Kildrum Tigers 1–2 Finn Harps
Salthill Devon 2–2 (aet, p. 4–3) Mervue United

First roundEdit

The matches were played on Monday, 13 and Tuesday, 14 April 2009.

Pool 1Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Limerick 1–1 (aet, p. 3–5) Wexford Youths
Kerry District League 1–3 (aet) Cork City
FC Carlow 3–2 Cobh Ramblers

Pool 2Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Galway United 2–2 (aet, p. 3–2) Salthill Devon
Castlebar Celtic 0–4 Finn Harps

Pool 3Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Shelbourne 3–0 Dundalk
Monaghan United 1–2 Sporting Fingal
Bray Wanderers 0–2 Drogheda United

Pool 4Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Athlone Town 3–0 Longford Town
Shamrock Rovers 3–0 Kildare County
Tullamore Town 0–2 University College Dublin

Second roundEdit

The matches were played on Monday, 4 and Tuesday, 5 May 2009.

Pool 1Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Carlow 1–3 (aet) Waterford United
Cork City 1–1 (aet, p. 4–5) Wexford Youths

Pool 2Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Galway United 1–0 Derry City
Sligo Rovers 4–1 Finn Harps

Pool 3Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Drogheda United 0–2 Sporting Fingal
Bohemians 4–3 (aet) Shelbourne

Pool 4Edit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
St Patrick's Athletic 0–1 Shamrock Rovers'
Athlone Town 0–1 University College Dublin

Quarter finalsEdit

The matches were played on Monday, 18 and Tuesday, 19 May 2009.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Galway United 0–2 University College Dublin
Sporting Fingal 0–1 Sligo Rovers
Waterford United 2–1 Shamrock Rovers
Wexford Youths 1–2 Bohemians

Semi-FinalsEdit

The matches will be played on Monday, 3 and Tuesday, 4 August 2009.

Bohemians4–2 (a.e.t.)Sligo Rovers
Neale Fenn   56'
Paul Keegan   90'
Ken Oman   99'
Joseph Ndo   101'
Report Matthew Blinkhorn   37'
Martin Nicolas Camano   49'
Alan Keane   61' (pen.)

University College Dublin1–3Waterford United
Chris Mulhall   87'
Ronan Finn   90' (pen.)
Report Kenny Browne   58'
Graham Cummins   64'
Graham Cummins   86'

FinalEdit

Waterford United1–3Bohemians
Kenny Browne   81' Report Killian Brennan   8'   30' (pen.)
Neale Fenn   43'
Attendance: c. 4,000
Referee: D. Tomney

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bohs end Cup wait but focus returns to league". The Herald. 2009-09-28. Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-09-28.

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