|Organising body||Munster Football Association|
|Most successful club(s)||Cork City (18)|
The Munster Senior Cup is an association football cup competition organized by the Munster Football Association. Entrants include League of Ireland clubs such as Cork City, Cobh Ramblers and Waterford who are affiliated to the MFA, as well as clubs from the Munster Senior League.
Like the Munster Football Association itself, the Munster Senior Cup was originally inaugurated in 1901. It was initially dominated by British Army regimental teams. Among the early winners were the Royal Engineers, one of the pioneering teams of association football in England. They had played in the very first FA Cup Final in 1871–72 before winning it for the first time in 1875. During the First World War/Irish War of Independence era there were no competitions, but the cup was revived in 1922–23. Since 1922 clubs playing in the League of Ireland have dominated the winners' list and the competitions two most successful clubs have been Cork City and Waterford. However, in recent times Munster Senior League clubs have been regular finalists and in 2013–14 Douglas Hall were winners.
|1901–02||6th Prov. Battalion|
|1903–04||Cork Celtic (Note 1)|
|1905–06||3rd Dragoon Guards|
|1906–07 (Note 2)|
|1907–08||Royal Field Artillery|
|1908–09||Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|1909–10||Royal Welsh Fusiliers||1–0||Highland Light Infantry||Turners Cross|
|1911–12||North Staffordshire Regiment|
|1912–13||King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry|
|1924–25||Cobh Ramblers||Cork City (Note 3)|
|1926–27||Cork Bohemians||Cahir Park|
|1927–28||Cork Bohemians||Barrackton United|
|1929–30||Fordsons B||Cork Bohemians|
|1930–31||Cork Bohemians||Cork B|
|1931–32||Cork Bohemians||Barrackton United|
|1935–36||Southern Rovers||Grattan United|
|1939–40 (Note 2)|
|1940–41||Cork United||Evergreen United|
|1942–43||Cork Bohemians||Richmond Celtic|
|1943–44||Cobh Ramblers||Coastal Defence|
|1944–45||Cork United B||Blackrock|
|1949–50||Albert Rovers (Note 4)||Cork Athletic|
|1957–58 (Note 2)|
|1964–65||Cork Hibernians||Cork Celtic|
|1974–75||Cork Hibernians||Cork Celtic|
|1977–78||Cork Alberts (Note 4)||Limerick|
|1979–80||Cork United (Note 4)||Crosshaven|
|1981–82||Cork United (Note 4)||Waterford|
|1982–83||Cobh Ramblers||Clonmel Town|
|1983–84||Limerick City||Cobh Ramblers|
|1984–85||Limerick City||2-2||Cobh Ramblers||St Colman's Park|
|1985–86||Waterford United||4-0||Wembley||Turner's Cross|
|1986–87||Waterford United||2-1||Limerick City||Kilcohan Park|
|1987–88||Cork City||1-0||Cobh Ramblers||Turner's Cross|
|1988–89||Limerick City||1-0||Cork City||Rathbane|
|1989–90||Cork City||3-0||Tramore Athletic||Turner's Cross|
|1990–91||Cork City||3-0||Limerick City|
|1993–94||Cork City||2-2||Cobh Ramblers|
|1995–96||Waterford Crystal||1-0||Cork City|
|1996–97||Cork City||2-0||Cobh Wanderers|
|1998–99||Cork City||Waterford United|
|1999–2000||Cork City||5-0||Cobh Ramblers|
|2000–01||Cork City||3-0||College Corinthians|
|2002–03||Cork City||1-0||Waterford United|
|2003–04||Cork City||2–0||Carrick United||Ozier Park|
|2004–05||Cork City||2-0||Avondale United|
|2006–07||Waterford United||2–0||Passage||Turners Cross|
|2007–08||Cork City||1–0||Cobh Ramblers||St Colman's Park|
|2008–09||Waterford United||2–1||Rockmount||Turners Cross|
|2009–10||Waterford United||3–1||Midleton||Waterford RSC|
|2011–12||Limerick||1–0||Cork City||Jackman Park|
|2012–13||Waterford United||3-0||Avondale United|
|2013–14||Douglas Hall||2–1||Limerick||Turners Cross|
|2015–16||Cobh Ramblers||2–1||Rockmount||Turners Cross|
|2016–17||Cork City||4-2||Wilton United||Turners Cross|
|2017–18||Cork City||5-0||St Mary’s||Turners Cross|
|2018–19||Cork City||3-1||Midleton F.C.||Turners Cross|
|2019–20||Rockmount||2-0||Cork City||Turners Cross|
|Cork City (Note 3)||19||1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19|
|Waterford||15||1934–35, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1975–76, 1980–81, 1985–86, 1986–87, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13|
|Limerick||13||1937–38, 1948–49, 1953–54, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1976–77,1983–84, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1994–95, 2005–06, 2011–12, 2014–15|
|Cork Hibernians||8||1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1974–75|
|Fordsons/Cork||7||1922–23, 1923–24, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1933–34, 1936–37|
|Cork Bohemians||6||1926–27, 1927–28, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1942–43|
|Evergreen United/Cork Celtic||6||1951–52, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1971–72, 1973–74|
|Cobh Ramblers||5||1924–25, 1943–44, 1978–79, 1982–83, 2015–16|
|Albert Rovers (Note 4)||4||1949–50, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1981–82|
|Cork United||3||1940–41, 1944–45, 1946–47|
|Cork Athletic||3||1950–51, 1952–53, 1954–55|
|Rifle Brigade||2||1910–11, 1913–14|
|Royal Welsh Fusiliers||2||1908–09, 1909–10|
|3rd Dragoon Guards||1||1905–06|
|6th Prov. Battalion||1||1901–02|
|Cork Celtic (Note 1)||1||1903–04|
|Cork City (Note 3)||1||1938–39|
|King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry||1||1912–13|
|North Staffordshire Regiment||1||1911–12|
|Royal Field Artillery||1||1907–08|
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