2018 FAI Cup

The 2018 FAI Cup (known as the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup for sponsorship purposes) was the 98th edition of the Republic of Ireland's primary national cup competition. It began with the qualifying round on 21 April 2018, and concluded with the final on 4 November 2018. The winner qualified for the 2019–20 Europa League first qualifying round.

2018 FAI Cup
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup
Country Republic of Ireland
Defending championsCork City
ChampionsDundalk (11th title)
Runners-upCork City
Matches played40
Goals scored152 (3.8 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Kieran Sadlier (7 goals)
2017
2019

Cork City were the defending champions but lost in the final 2–1 to Dundalk.[1][2]

Qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the qualifying round was made on 4 April 2018. FAI President Tony Fitzgerald was joined by Dundalk goalkeeper and three-time winner Gary Rogers and Irish Daily Mail Circulation Manager, David Vaz, to perform the draw.

A total of 20 teams entered the qualifying round, with four teams (Home Farm, Cockhill Celtic, Newmarket Celtic and Blarney United) receiving a bye to the first round proper. The remaining 16 teams played eight games, with the winners entering the first round proper.

The Irish Daily Mail offered a cash prize for the non-league team who advanced the furthest in the competition.[3]

21 April 2018 Avondale United0–2 Pike Rovers Carrigaline
14:00 Report McGann   15' (pen.)
Collins   70'
Stadium: Avondale Park
21 April 2018 Leeds 3–1St. Michael'sBallyvolane
15:00 Report Stadium: Leeds Park
21 April 2018 Maynooth University Town 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
EvertonMaynooth
16:00   35'
  36'
Report Spitere   18'
Murphy   55'
Stadium: Maynooth University
21 April 2018 Inchicore Athletic 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
Crumlin UnitedInchicore
19:00 Geraghty   Report Donnelly   (pen.) Stadium: Pearse Park
22 April 2018 Dublin Bus 4–2Firhouse CloverClondalkin
11:00 Sasaki   4'34'
Dunne   31'
McMahon   69'
Report   70'
  90'
Stadium: Coldcut Road
22 April 2018 Kilnamanagh1–2 Skerries Town Kilnamanagh
11:00 Collins   Report Stadium: Ned Kelly Park
22 April 2018 CIÉ Ranch 1–0 Letterkenny Rovers Ballyfermot
14:00 Sullivan   70' Report Stadium: CIÉ Works
22 April 2018 North End United 2–0 Cherry Orchard Curracloe
14:00 Murphy   65' (pen.)
Beary   86'
Report Stadium: The River Field

[4][5][6]

First roundEdit

The draw for the first round proper was made on 4 July 2018 at the Aviva Stadium, with Damien Duff as special guest. 12 non-League teams entered the draw along with the 20 teams from the League of Ireland.[7]

Fixtures took place on the week ending 12 August 2018.

10 August 2018 Drogheda United 1–0Shamrock RoversDrogheda
19:45 Lyons   23' Report Stadium: United Park
Attendance: 1,000 (est.)
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
10 August 2018 UCD 2–0Pike RoversBelfield
19:45 Molloy   24'
Davis   86'
Report Stadium: UCD Bowl
Attendance: 150 (est.)
Referee: Alan Patchell
10 August 2018 Shelbourne 4–0Athlone TownDrumcondra
19:45 Kalandarishvili   40' (o.g.)
Kavanagh   62'
Moorhouse   84'
Fitzgerald   90+1'
Report Stadium: Tolka Park
Attendance: 374
Referee: Adriano Reale
10 August 2018 Inchicore Athletic0–5 St Patrick's Athletic Inchicore
19:45 Report Markey   55'
Keegan   76'85'
Byrne   81'
Madden   87'
Stadium: Richmond Park
Attendance: 1,000 (est.)
Referee: Ben Connolly
10 August 2018 Dundalk 3–0Cobh RamblersDundalk
19:45 Murray   32'85'
McGrath   52'
Report Stadium: Oriel Park
Referee: Robert Rogers
10 August 2018 Bray Wanderers 1–3 (a.e.t.) Finn Harps Bray
19:45 Pender   15' Report Todd   64'
Place   97'
Borg   112'
Stadium: Carlisle Grounds
Attendance: 410
Referee: Robert Harvey
10 August 2018 Wexford0–7 Bohemians Crossabeg
20:00 Report Lunney   4'
Corcoran   9'58'
Kelly   15'
Ward   29'
Stokes   70'
Magerusan   79'
Stadium: Ferrycarrig Park
Referee: Graham Kelly
11 August 2018 Blarney United2–12 Derry City Blarney
17:00 Welch   73'
Carroll   74'
Report Hale   4'46'
McEneff   7'31'
Roy   8'20'34'58'
McNamee   53'83'
Farren   70'
McHattie   77'
Stadium: O'Shea Park
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
11 August 2018 Newmarket Celtic1–2 Cabinteely Ennis
18:00 Hayes   82' Report Doyle   70'
Clucas   74'
Stadium: Frank Healy Park
Referee: Robert Hennessy
11 August 2018 Skerries Town1–4 Waterford Skerries
17:00 Snowe   53' Report Noel Hunt   23'85'89'
Gavan Holohan   36'
Stadium: Skerries Rugby Club
Referee: David Dunne
11 August 2018 Sligo Rovers0–1 Longford Town Sligo
19:45 Report Hollywood   65' Stadium: The Showgrounds
Referee: Neil Doyle
11 August 2018 Maynooth University Town 2–0LeedsMaynooth
17:00 Daly   46'
Duffy   90+3'
Report Stadium: Maynooth University Astro
Referee: Eddie Reilly
11 August 2018 North End United0–4 Galway United Crossabeg
18:00 Report McCormack   9'43'44'
Barry   14'
Stadium: Ferrycarrig Park
Referee: Eoghan O'Shea
11 August 2018 Dublin Bus 0–1 CIÉ Ranch Clondalkin
15:00 Report O'Brien   90+3' Stadium: Coldcut Road
Referee: Johnny Glynn
12 August 2018 Home Farm1–5 Cork City Whitehall
13:00 Goulding   35' Report O'Hanlon   3'
Coughlan   8'12'
McNamee   32'
Sadlier   44'
Stadium: Whitehall Stadium
Referee: Robert Rogers
12 August 2018 Cockhill Celtic0–2 Limerick Buncrana
15:00 Report Brouder   48'
Maguire   74'
Stadium: Charlie O'Donnell Sports Grounds
Referee: Michael Connolly

Second roundEdit

The second round draw was held on 13 August 2018, producing just one all-Premier Division tie.

All fixtures were played on the weekend ending August 26[8]

24 August 2018 CIÉ Ranch2–6 (a.e.t.) UCD Newcastle
19:45 Tobin   9' (o.g.)
Smith   16'
Report Mahdy   32'107'
McClelland   89'110'
McDonald   99'
O'Neill   117'
Stadium: Greenogue
Attendance: 200 (est.)
Referee: Robert Rogers
24 August 2018 Galway United0–2 Bohemians Galway
19:45 Report Leahy   6'
Stokes   79'
Stadium: Eamonn Deacy Park
Attendance: 733
Referee: Robert Hennessy
24 August 2018 Derry City 1–0St Patrick's AthleticDerry
19:45 Delap   80' Report Stadium: Brandywell Stadium
Attendance: 1,500 (est.)
Referee: Neil Doyle
24 August 2018 Dundalk 2–0Finn HarpsDundalk
19:45 Murray   24' (pen.)
Kelly   52'
Report Stadium: Oriel Park
Attendance: 1,823
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
24 August 2018 Cork City 4–0Maynooth University TownCork
19:45 Barry   21'
Sadlier   56'
O’Hanlon   64' (pen.)
Coughlan   71'
Report Stadium: Turners Cross
Attendance: 1,016
Referee: Sean Grant
24 August 2018 Drogheda United0–1 Waterford Drogheda
19:45 Report Héry   4' Stadium: United Park
Attendance: 600 (est.)
Referee: Robert Harvey
24 August 2018 Limerick 2–1CabinteelyLimerick
19:45 Ellis   29'
Maguire   67'
Report Knight   90' Stadium: Markets Field
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
25 August 2018 Longford Town 2–0ShelbourneLongford
19:30 McGlade   9' (pen.)
O'Reilly   72'
Report Stadium: City Calling Stadium
Referee: John McLoughlin

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was broadcast live on RTÉ2's Soccer Republic on 27 August 2018.

All fixtures were set to be played on the week ending 9 September 2018. The game between Derry City and Bohemians was postponed until 19 September as Derry City had four players called up to under-21 squads.[9]

The game between Longford Town and Cork City was televised live on RTÉ2.[10]

7 September 2018 UCD 2–1WaterfordBelfield
19:45 Davis   20'
Molloy   27'
Osam   67'
Report Aborah   78' (pen.)
Webster   90+2'
Stadium: UCD Bowl
Attendance: 750 (estimate)
Referee: John McLoughlin
7 September 2018 Limerick0–4 Dundalk Limerick
19:45 O'Sullivan   20'
Maguire   59'
Coleman   70'
Report Hoban   5'21'
Mountney   36'
Kelly   71'
Stadium: Markets Field
Referee: Derek Tomney
7 September 2018 Longford Town0–7 Cork City Longford
19:30 Meenan   39' Report Morrissey   20'
Sadlier   23'64'88'
Coughlan   53'
O'Hanlon   75'
McNamee   89'
Stadium: City Calling Stadium
Referee: Raymond Matthews
19 September 2018 Derry City1–3 Bohemians Derry
19:45 McHattie   36'
Hale   42'
Shiels   61'
Shiels   61'Roy   62'
Hale   79'
Low   90'
Report Casey   42'
Corcoran   59'90'
Pender   66'
Devaney   90'
Stadium: Brandywell Stadium
Referee: Robert Harvey

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was broadcast live on RTÉ2's Soccer Republic on 10 September 2018.

Both games were played the weekend ending 30 September and televised live on RTÉ2.[11] The subsequent replay between Cork City and Bohemians was also broadcast live on RTÉ2.

28 September 2018 Dundalk 1–0UCDDundalk
19:45 McEleney   41' Report Stadium: Oriel Park
Attendance: 2,926
Referee: Robert Hennessy
30 September 2018 Bohemians 1–1 Cork City Phibsborough
17:45 Corcoran   68' Report Sadlier   87' (pen.) Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 3,207
Referee: Rob Rogers
8 October 2018 Replay Cork City 2–1BohemiansCork
19:30 Cummins   30'
Sheppard   36'
Report Morris   59' Stadium: Turners Cross
Attendance: 2,347
Referee: Neil Doyle

FinalEdit

2018 FAI Cup
Final
Cork City1–2Dundalk
Sadlier   21' (pen.) Report Hoare   19'
McEleney   73'
Attendance: 30,412
Referee: Neil Doyle

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stadium, Brendan Crossan at the Aviva. "Former Dundalk striker Sean Maguire fires Cork City to FAI Cup final win". The Irish News. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  2. ^ "McEleney the hero as Dundalk complete the double". RTÉ Sport. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ "SSE Airtricity League". www.sseairtricityleague.ie. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  4. ^ "Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup: Qualifying Draw made - Football Association of Ireland". www.fai.ie.
  5. ^ "Match details confirmed for Qualifying Round - Football Association of Ireland". www.fai.ie.
  6. ^ "Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup qualifying round results - Football Association of Ireland". www.fai.ie.
  7. ^ Kent, David. "FAI Cup draw sees holders Cork City head to Home Farm". Buzz.ie. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  8. ^ "IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP SECOND ROUND FIXTURE SCHEDULE". SSE Airtricity League. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  9. ^ MariborKev (6 September 2018). "Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Fixture Confirmation". Derry City Football Club. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Longford Town v Cork City set to be televised on RTÉ2". SSE Airtricity League. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  11. ^ "RTE to broadcast FAI Cup semi-finals". RTÉ. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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