1924–25 FAI Cup

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The FAI Cup 1924–25[A] was the fourth edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 3 January 1925 and concluded on 17 March with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 23,000 people packed the stadium to capacity as record holders Shamrock Rovers defeated Ringsend rivals Shelbourne to claim their first title.

1924–25 FAI Cup
Dates3 January – March 17 1925
ChampionsShamrock Rovers
Matches played12
Goals scored46 (3.83 per match)

First roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 0-2 Shamrock Rovers 3 January 1925
2 Brooklyn 6-2 Jacobs 3 January 1925
3 Shelbourne 3-3 Fordsons 3 January 1925
replay Fordsons 0-1 Shelbourne 11 January 1925
4 Athlone Town 5-3 Cork Bohemians 10 January 1925
Bye Pioneers
Bye Drumcondra
Bye Bray Unknowns
Bye St James's Gate

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bray Unknowns 4-0 Pioneers 17 January 1925
2 Brooklyn 0-4 Shelbourne 17 January 1925
3 Drumcondra 0-2 Athlone Town 17 January 1925
4 St James's Gate 0-1 Shamrock Rovers 17 January 1925


Shelbourne4–0Athlone Town


Shamrock Rovers2–1Shelbourne
Attendance: 23,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1924–25
Shamrock Rovers
1st Title


A. ^ From 1923-1936, the FAI Cup was known as the Free State Cup.

B. ^ Attendances were calculated using gate receipts which limited their accuracy as a large proportion of people, particularly children, attended football matches in Ireland throughout the 20th century for free by a number of means. However, in this instance of a capacity crowd and the closure of the gates fifteen minutes before kick-off, this practice might not have been as common as usual.


  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op.

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