Previous Winners Of Major Domestic Football Cup Competitions

The FAI League Cup

The FAI League Cup


A Brief History Of The FAI League Cup

The FAI League Cup is a football competition open to all Football League of Ireland clubs. The format has changed from year to year. For the most part it has been used a precursor to the league season, with 6 groups of 4 teams (geographically based), with the winners and two best runners up going on to the last eight (which started the knockout phase). The knockout stage would be played midweek through the season. In the late 1990s the cup went into a straight knockout format and recently has reverted to again starting with a group phase, this time with 8 groups of 3 with only the winners progressing. In 2006, the competition was once again contested on a straight knock-out basis, with a convoluted regionalised seeding system determining pairings and byes in the early rounds.

The League Cup Final has also changed format many times. They have been played on nuetral grounds, with two legged games and currently (and historically most times) a draw is made to see which finallist gets home advantage.

The competition began in 1973, replacing the earlier League of Ireland Shield. Starting with the 2005 competition, the winner of this competition receives a place in the Setanta Cup.
Previous Winners Of The FAI League Cup

Year
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
Venue
Winners
Bohemains 3-1 Waterford United
Derry City 6-1 Wexford Youths
Derry City 1-0 Bohemians
Derry City (Won on pens) 0-0 Shelbourne
Derry City 2-1 UCD
Longford Town 2-1 Bohemians
St Patrick's Athletic 1-0 Longford Town
No Competition due to change in seasons
Limerick (Won on pens) 2-2 Derry City
St Patrick's Athletic 5-3 UCD
Derry City 5-2 Athlone Town
Cork City 2-1 Shamrock Rovers
Sligo Rovers 1-0 Shelbourne
Galway United 4-2 Cork City
Shelbourne (Won on pens) 2-2 Sligo Rovers
Cork City 2-1 Dundalk
Derry City 1-0 Shelbourne
Limerick City 3-1 St Patrick's Athletic
Derry City 1-0 Bohemians
Derry City 2-0 Limerick
Dundalk (Won on pens) 1-1 Derry City
Derry City 4-0 Cork City
Cork City 1-0 Shamrock Rovers
Dundalk 1-0 Shamrock Rovers
Galway United 2-0 Dundalk
Waterford United 2-1 Finn Harps
Drogheda United 3-1 Athlone Town
Athlone Town 2-1 Dundalk
Athlone Town 1-0 Shamrock Rovers
Dundalk 0-0 Galway Rovers
Athlone Town 4-2 St. Patrick's Athletic
Bohemians 2-0 Shamrock Rovers
Dundalk (Won on pens) 4-4 Cork Alberts
Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Sligo Rovers
Limerick 4-1 Sligo Rovers
Bohemians 2-1 Finn Harps
Waterford 2-1 Finn Harps