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The FAI Cup 2007 was the 84th staging of The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. It was the first FAI Cup to be sponsored by Ford.

The 2007 FAI Ford Cup officially kicked-off in late April, when twenty clubs from the junior and intermediate leagues battled it out for the chance to face eircom League of Ireland opposition in the Second Round.

The ten winners of those ties were joined in the Second Round by the 22 eircom League of Ireland clubs.

The competition ran until late November, with the final taking place on Sunday, 25 November.

Contents

First Round

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 22 April 2007.

Phoenix F.C. 5-1 College Corinthians

Cherry Orchard 2-0 Villa F.C.

Mayfield United 0-1 St. Mochtas

Celbridge Town 1-0 Killester United

Drogheda Town 0-1 St. John Bosco

Fanad United 2-0 Bangor Celtic

Kildrum Tigers 1-2 Malahide United

Douglas Hall 2-1 Crumlin United

Salthill Devon 1-0 Avondale

Tolka Rovers 3-1 Belgrove

Second Round

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 17 June 2007. The draw took place on Thursday, 31 May 2007 and was made by Emma Byrne and Paddy McCaul, and televised live on RTÉ One.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Longford Town 1-0 Celbridge Town
2 Fanad United 1-0 St. John Bosco
3 Dundalk 3-0 Athlone Town
4 Limerick 37 1-1 Wexford Youths
replay Wexford Youths 0-1 Limerick 37
5 Phoenix 0-4 St Patrick's Athletic
6 Salthill Devon 0-4 UCD
7 Bray Wanderers 7-0 St Mochtas
8 Kildare County 0-1 Kilkenny City
9 Tolka Rovers 2-2 Waterford United
replay Waterford United 4-1 Tolka Rovers
10 Derry City 2-0 Monaghan United
11 Galway United 2-2 Finn Harps
replay Finn Harps 0-0 Galway United
Finn Harps won 4-2 on penalties
12 Douglas Hall 4-1 Cobh Ramblers
13 Shamrock Rovers 2-3 Sligo Rovers
14 Drogheda United 0-1 Bohemians
15 Malahide United 2-1 Cherry Orchard
16 Shelbourne 0-1 Cork City

Third Round

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 19 August 2007. The draw took place on Thursday, 5 July 2007 and was made by David Flood and Steve Staunton, and televised live on RTÉ One.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Finn Harps 0-1 Derry City
2 Limerick 37 1-1 Douglas Hall
replay Douglas Hall 0-1 Limerick 37
3 Dundalk 1-2 UCD
4 Waterford United 1-1 Sligo Rovers
replay Sligo Rovers 2-2 Waterford United
Waterford United won 4-3 on penalties
5 Bray Wanderers 1-2 St Patrick's Athletic
6 Longford Town 2-0 Fanad United
7 Malahide United 0-1 Bohemians
8 Cork City 5-1 Kilkenny City

Quarter-finals

Matches to be played weekend of Sunday, 23 September. The draw took place on Monday, 27 August 2007 and was made by David Flood and Ronnie Whelan, and televised live on RTÉ One.

24 September 2007
19:45
St Patrick's Athletic 1– 2 Bohemians Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance:
Referee: Alan Kelly
Keith Fahey Goal 57' (Report) Darren Mansaram Goal 25', Goal 64'

21 September 2007
19:45
Derry City 0–1 UCD The Brandywell, Derry
Attendance: 2,450
Referee: Damien Hancock
(Report) Conor Sammon Goal 60'

22 September 2007
19:30
Longford Town 3–1 Limerick 37 Flancare Park, Longford
Attendance:
Referee: Declan Haney
Dessie Baker Goal 71'
David Mooney Goal 81'
Jamie Duffy Goal 90'
(Report) John Tierney Goal 85'

22 September 2007
19:45
Waterford United 1–1 Cork City Regional Sports Centre, Waterford
Attendance: 1,009
Referee: Pat Whelan
Dave Warren Goal 10' (Report) Denis Behan Goal 49'
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Replays

25 September 2007
19:45
Cork City 4– 0 Waterford United Turner's Cross, Cork

Attendance:
Referee: Pat Whelan

Denis Behan Goal 11', Goal 35', Goal 84'
Liam Kearney Goal 61'
(Report)

Semi-finals

Matches to be played weekend of Sunday, 28 October. The draw took place on Wednesday, 10 October, and was made by Paddy McCaul and Kevin MacDonald and was televised live on RTÉ One.

26 October 2007
19:35
Bohemians 0 – 2 Cork City Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance:
Referee: Damien Hancock
(Report) Liam Kearney Goal 24', Goal 77'

28 October 2007
15:15
UCD 0 – 1 Longford Town Belfield Park, Dublin
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
(Report) Robbie Martin Goal 39'

Final

2 December 2007
15:30
Cork City 1 – 0 Longford Town RDS, Dublin
Attendance: ~10,000[1]
Referee: Dave McKeon
Denis Behan Goal 60'
Winner of FAI Cup 2007

Cork City
2nd Title

Player of the Round

Round Name Position Club
1 John Lawlor Defender Malahide United
2 Brendan Sweeney Midfielder Douglas Hall
3 Daryl Kavanagh Striker Waterford United
Quarter-Finals Conor Sammon Striker UCD

References

  1. ^ RTÉ Sport: Cork City 1-0 Longford Town

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