Texaco (All-Ireland) Cup

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Texaco Cup
Organising bodyTexaco
Region Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland
Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland
Most successful club(s) Portadown
(1 title each)

The Texaco Cup was an all-Ireland association football competition that ran for two seasons in 1974 and 1975. The tournament was sponsored by American petroleum giant Texaco.

All-Ireland Term referring to all of Ireland

"All-Ireland" is a term referring to all of Ireland. It contrasts with terms such as Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, which apply only to specific jurisdictions on the island. "All-Ireland" is most frequently used to refer to sporting teams or events for the entire island, but also has related meanings in politics and religion.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Texaco, Inc. is an American oil subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Its flagship product is its fuel "Texaco with Techron". It also owns the Havoline motor oil brand. Texaco was an independent company until its refining operations merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001, at which time most of its station franchises were divested to the Shell Oil Company. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop.


The competition had its origins in the original Texaco Cup which began in 1970 as a competition for English, Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish clubs that had not qualified for European competitions. Irish and Northern Irish clubs competed in 1970-71 and 1971-72 but then withdrew due to political pressure at the time. [1] [ dead link ] Texaco organised the Texaco (All-Ireland) Cup, a separate competition, for the Irish teams in 1973-74 and 1974-75. [2]

Texaco Cup

The Texaco Cup,, was an association football competition involving sides from England, Scotland and Ireland that had not qualified for European competitions.


SeasonWinnersRunners-upAggregate score
1973–74 Ulster Banner.svg Portadown Flag of Ireland.svg Bohemians 53
1974–75 Flag of Ireland.svg Waterford Ulster Banner.svg Linfield 10

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