2013 League of Ireland Cup

The 2013 League of Ireland Cup, also known as the 2013 EA Sports Cup, is the 40th season of the Irish football knockout competition.

2013 League of Ireland Cup
EA Sports Cup
CountryRepublic of Ireland
 Northern Ireland
Teams22
ChampionsShamrock Rovers
Runners-upDrogheda United
Matches played21
Goals scored72 (3.43 per match)
2012
2014

A total of 22 teams have entered the 2013 competition. The 12 League of Ireland Premier Division and 8 League of Ireland First Division clubs were joined by Ulster Senior League runners up Cockhill Celtic and the Mayo League representative side. For the First and Second rounds of the competition, all participating clubs will be split into 4 regional pools while the further rounds of the competitions will have an open draw. The 2013 competition will commence with the First round on 2 March 2013.

TeamsEdit

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4

First roundEdit

The draw for the First Round took place on 30 January 2013.[1] The First Round games were played on the 2, 3, 11 and 19 March 2013.[2][3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pool 1
Waterford United 2–1 Cobh Ramblers

Report

Pool 2
Mayo League 1–4 Finn Harps

Report

Mervue United 2–1 Cockhill Celtic

Report

Pool 3
Bohemians 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) UCD

Report

Pool 4
Athlone Town 0–2 Longford Town

Report

Dundalk 1–0 Shelbourne

Report

Second roundEdit

The draw for the Second Round took place on 3 April 2013.[4] The Second Round games were played on the 20 and 21 May 2013.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Pool 1
Limerick 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2p)
Waterford United
Wexford Youths 0–4 Cork City
Pool 2
Finn Harps 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5–6p)
Derry City
Sligo Rovers 4–0 Mervue United
Pool 3
Bohemians 4 – 2 (a.e.t.) Bray Wanderers
Salthill Devon 2 – 3 (a.e.t.) St. Patrick's Athletic
Pool 4
Drogheda United 6–0 Longford Town
Shamrock Rovers 1–0 Dundalk

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was made on 10 June 2013.[5] All of the remaining teams play in the League of Ireland Premier Division; this had not happened since 2005.[5] The tie between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic was postponed from 1 July due to the latter club travelling to Lithuania for a Europa League fixture.[6]

1 July 2013 Drogheda United3–0Cork CityHunky Dorys Park
19:45 Marks   24'
McNally   43'
R. Brennan   45' (pen.)
Report Attendance: 320
Referee: Paul Tuite
1 July 2013 Limerick0–4Sligo RoversThomond Park
19:45 Report   26' Henderson
  38' Peers
  50' North
  77' McMillan
Attendance: 913
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
1 July 2013 Bohemians0–2Derry CityDalymount Park
19:45 Report   82'90+1' Duffy Attendance: 543
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
23 July 2013 Shamrock Rovers2–1 (a.e.t.)St. Patrick's AthleticTallaght Stadium
Quigley   52'
Dennehy   108'
Report   79' C. Byrne Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Tom Connolly

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was made on 8 July 2013.[7]

5 August 2013 Derry City1–3Drogheda UnitedBrandywell Stadium
19:45 McLaid   38' Report D. O'Brien   12'77'
D. Cassidy   66'
Attendance: 990
Referee: Paul Tuite
13 August 2013 Shamrock Rovers3–2Sligo RoversTallaght Stadium
20:00 Sheppard   17'
McCabe   27'71'
Report   1' Djilali
  82' Elding
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Paul McLaughlin

FinalEdit

The final, which was broadcast live on Setanta Sports,[8] took place at Tallaght Stadium, the home ground of finalists Shamrock Rovers, on 21 September 2013.[8] The 2012 League of Ireland Cup Final was also contested by Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.[8] Shamrock Rovers won the game 2–0 with a penalty from Gary McCabe in the 11th minute and Thomas Stewart scoring the second in the 58th minute when he slotted the ball past the goalkeeper after a pass by Paul O'Connor.[9][10][11]

Drogheda United0–2Shamrock Rovers
Prendergast   86' Report McCabe   11' (pen.)
Stewart   58'
Oman   51'   69'
Attendance: 3,820
Referee: Padraigh Sutton

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Waterford v Cobh Refixed". airtricityleague.ie. Airtricity League. 12 March 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ "EA Sports Cup Second Round Draw Made". airtricityleague.ie. Airtricity League. 3 April 2013. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b "EA SPORTS Cup draw on Monday, June 10". Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  6. ^ "EA SPORTS Cup reaches quarter-final stage". Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  7. ^ "2013 EA SPORTS Cup Semi-final draw". Retrieved 3 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b c "EA SPORTS Cup final between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers confirmed for Tallaght Stadium". RTÉ News. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Shamrock Rovers defeat Drogheda to seal EA Sports Cup victory". The Score. 21 September 2013. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Shamrock Rovers 2–0 Drogheda United". Goal.com. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Shamrock Rovers 2–0 Drogheda United". Shamrockrovers.com. 21 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2013.