FAI Super Cup

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FAI Super Cup
Organising body Football Association of Ireland
Founded1998
Abolished2001
Region Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Number of teams4
Most successful club(s) Shamrock Rovers (1)
St Patrick's Athletic (1)

UCD (1)
Shelbourne (1)

The FAI Super Cup was an association football super cup featuring clubs from the Republic of Ireland. It was played for between 1998 and 2001. It was a pre-season tournament played in the summer before the regular League of Ireland season began. The same four clubs that qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland in UEFA competitions also qualified for the Super Cup. League of Ireland clubs had previously played in a similar competition known as the Top Four Cup. A similar competition, the LFA President's Cup, co-existed with the FAI Super Cup. Since 2014 the FAI has organised a new super cup, the President's Cup.

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Format

The first three tournaments were played as a single-elimination tournament, featuring two semi-finals, a third place play-off and a final. The 2001 tournament featured a single round robin group with the group winners being awarded the cup. [1]

History

In 1998 the FAI announce their plans to establish a super cup. It was to be played during the summer and it was intended to act as a warm up and provide the clubs involved in Europe with some competitive games. However the UEFA Intertoto Cup representatives had already played their tie before the FAI Super Cup kicked off. Shamrock Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic, UCD and Shelbourne all won one tournament each. [2] [1]

List of participants

YearWinnersRunners up3rd Place4th place
1998–99 Shamrock Rovers St Patrick's Athletic Cork City Shelbourne
1999–2000 St Patrick's Athletic Shelbourne Bray Wanderers Cork City
2000–01 UCD Bohemians Cork City Shelbourne
2001–02 Shelbourne Bohemians Cork City Longford Town

Source: [3] [4]

Tournaments

1998 FAI Super Cup

Semi-finals
1 July 1998 Shamrock Rovers 2–1 Cork City Morton Stadium [5]
Kenny Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Stokes Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Kabia Soccerball shade.svg 78' (pen.)Referee: Paul McKeon
2 July 1998 Shelbourne 0–0
(4–5 p)
St Patrick's Athletic Morton Stadium [6]
[ Report]Referee: Hugh Byrne
3rd Place Playoff
5 July 1998 Shelbourne 1–1
(1–4 p)
Cork City Tolka Park [7]
Baker Soccerball shade.svg 44' Kabia Soccerball shade.svg 17'Referee: Eddie Barr
Final

1999 FAI Super Cup

Semi-finals
1 July 1999 Cork City 0–2 St Patrick's Athletic Turners Cross
19:30 Report Molloy Soccerball shade.svg 18', Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)Referee: Dick O'Hanlon
1 July 1999 Shelbourne 2–0 Bray Wanderers Tolka Park
19:30 Haylock Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Ogden Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report Referee: John McDermott
3rd Place Playoff
Final
4 July 1999 St Patrick's Athletic 0–0
(3–2 p)
Shelbourne Richmond Park [8]
Referee: Gerard Perry

Source: [9]

2000 FAI Super Cup

Semi-finals
30 June 2000 Cork City 2–2
(4–5 p)
Bohemians Turners Cross
Gamble Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Delaney Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Report Daly Soccerball shade.svg 8' (o.g.)
Crowe Soccerball shade.svg 70' (pen.)
30 June 2000 UCD 2–0 Shelbourne Belfield Park
McLoughlin Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Lynch Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Report
3rd Place Playoff
2 July 2000 Shelbourne 0–2 Cork City Belfield Park
Tynan Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Hartigan Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Final
2 July 2000 UCD 2–2
(5–4 p)
Bohemians Tolka Park
15:00 Mooney Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Mullen Soccerball shade.svg 19' (o.g.)
Report O'Driscoll Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Brennan Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Referee: John McDermott

2001 FAI Super Cup

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Shelbourne 312042+252001 FAI Super Cup Champions
2 Bohemians 30303303
3 Cork City 30302203
4 Longford Town 30213522
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2001. Source: [ citation needed ]

Matches

1 July 2001 Shelbourne 1–1 Cork City Tolka Park
15:00 Richie Foran Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report Anthony Buckley Soccerball shade.svg 85'Referee: Paul McKeon
1 July 2001 Longford Town 2–2 Bohemians Longford Rugby Club
17:00 Keith O'Connor Soccerball shade.svg 11', Soccerball shade.svg 39' Report Darren Meade Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Alex Nesovic Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Referee: Ian Stokes

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