2011 League of Ireland Cup

The 2011 League of Ireland Cup, also known as the 2011 EA Sports Cup, was the 38th season of the League of Ireland Cup knockout competition.

2011 League of Ireland Cup
EA Sports Cup
Country Ireland
&
 Northern Ireland
Teams27
Defending championsSligo Rovers
ChampionsDerry City
Runners-upCork City
Matches played26
Goals scored85 (3.27 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Jeffrey Judge
Stephen McLaughlin
Eoin Doyle
(3 goals)
2010
2012

The competition was won by Derry City who defeated Cork City in the final on 24 September 2011 in Turners Cross.

A total of 27 teams entered the 2011 competition. The ten Premier Division and eleven First Division clubs were joined by four A Championship teams plus the 2010 Ulster Senior League champions, Cockhill Celtic 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. Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Bohemians and St. Patrick's Athletic all received automatic byes into the Second round of the competition due to each club's European football participation. The 2011 competition commenced with the Preliminary Round in March 2011.

TeamsEdit

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4

Preliminary roundEdit

The draw for the Preliminary Round took place on 2 March 2011.[1]

The Preliminary Round games were played on 14 March 2011.

First roundEdit

The draw for the First Round took place on 2 March 2011.[1]

The First Round Games were played on 25 March, 28 March and 30 March 2011.

Pool 1Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Cobh Ramblers 1 – 3 Wexford Youths
2 Kerry District League 0 – 1 Limerick

Report

3 Tralee Dynamos 0 – 4 Waterford United

Report

Pool 2Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Galway United 1 – 3 Cockhill Celtic

Report

2 Mervue United 1 – 0
AET
Finn Harps

Report

3 Salthill Devon 2 – 4
AET
Derry City

Report[permanent dead link]

Pool 3Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Bray Wanderers 0 – 1 Drogheda United

Report

2 Longford Town 2 – 3 UCD

Report

Pool 4Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 FC Carlow 0 – 4 Shelbourne

Report

Second roundEdit

The draw for the Second Round took place on 30 March 2011.[1]

The Second Round games were played on 25 April 2011.

Pool 1Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Limerick 1 – 0 Waterford United Report
2 Wexford Youths 0 – 1 Cork City Report

Pool 2Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Cockhill Celtic 0 – 4 Sligo Rovers
2 Derry City 2 – 1 Mervue United

Pool 3Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Drogheda United 2 – 3 UCD
2 St Patrick's Athletic 1 – 1
AET
Shamrock Rovers Report
St Patrick's Athletic Athletic won 3 – 1 on penalties

Pool 4Edit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Report
1 Monaghan United 2 – 1
AET
Dundalk Report
2 Shelbourne 4 – 2 Bohemians Report

Quarter-FinalsEdit

The draw for the Quarter-Finals was made on 2 May 2011 on MNS on RTÉ Two.[2]

The Quarter-Final games were played on 06/27/28 June 2011.

Tie No Home team Score Away team Report
1 Shelbourne 1 – 2 Sligo Rovers
2 Limerick 5 – 0 Monaghan United
3 Cork City 2 – 1 St Patrick's Athletic Report
4 UCD 0 – 3 Derry City

Semi−FinalsEdit

The Semi-Final games were played on the 8/23 August 2011.

Tie No Home team Score Away team Report
1 Cork City 3 – 1
AET
Limerick Report
2 Derry City 3 – 3
AET
Sligo Rovers Report
Derry City won 5 – 3 on penalties

FinalEdit

The final was played on Saturday 24 September 2011 in Turners Cross, Cork.[3][4]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cork City 0 − 1 Derry City

MatchEdit

Cork City0 − 1Derry City
Report Zayed   66' (pen.)
Attendance: 4,164
Referee: Paul Tuite (Dublin)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "EA SPORTS CUP 2011". FAI.ie. Football Association of Ireland. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  2. ^ Holders Sligo Face Trip To Shels In EA Sports Cup Last Eight Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine - airtricityleague.ie
  3. ^ EA Sports Cup Final set for Turners Cross - Extratime.ie
  4. ^ Derry City win EA Sports Cup - Extratime.ie

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