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The FAI Cup 2008 was the eighty-fifth staging of The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup, or FAI Cup for short. This season was the second one sponsored by Ford.

The 2008 FAI Ford Cup officially kicked-off in late March, when four clubs from the Intermediate and Junior leagues battled it out in the First Round for the opportunity to join 18 'A' League, Intermediate and Junior clubs in the Second Round.

The ten winners of those ties were joined in the Third Round by 12 Premier Division and 10 First Division clubs.

The competition ran until late November, with the final taking place on Sunday, 23 November 2008 at the RDS.[1]

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First Round

Fixtures were played on the weekend of Sunday 30 March 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Fanad United 2–0 Carrigaline United
2 Douglas Hall 4–0 Castlebar Celtic

Second Round

Fixtures were played on the weekend of Sunday 20 April 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Corduff United w/o1 St. Mary's
2 Avondale United 0–1 Drogheda Town
3 Douglas Hall 1–0 Belgrove
4 Crumlin United 0–0 Liffeys Pearse
replay Liffeys Pearse 2–0 Crumlin United
5 Salthill Devon 0–1 Rockmount
6 Killester United 2–1 Bangor Celtic
7 Swilly Rovers 1–4 Wayside Celtic
8 St. James Gate 2–3 Carrick United
9 Everton 3–1 Tullamore Town
10 Lissadel United 0–2 Fanad United

1Corduff United withdrew from the competition.

Third Round

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 8 June 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 12 May 2008 and was made by Giovanni Trappatoni and Marco Tardelli, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Wexford Youths 0–0 Killester United
replay Killester United 1–2 Wexford Youths
2 Galway United 1–0 Waterford United
3 Douglas Hall 0–3 Drogheda United
4 Everton 0–2 Carrick United
5 Shelbourne 0–3 Dundalk
6 Rockmount 0–3 Bray Wanderers
7 Monaghan United 0–0 UCD
replay UCD 0–1 Monaghan United
8 Limerick 37 0–2 Cork City
9 St Patrick's Athletic 2–1 Longford Town
10 Kildare County 3–0 Fanad United
11 Athlone Town 2–1 Finn Harps
12 Derry City 2–0 Liffeys Pearse
13 Sporting Fingal 2–0 Cobh Ramblers
14 Bohemians 3–0 Drogheda Town
15 Shamrock Rovers 2–1 Sligo Rovers
16 St Mary's 0–1 Wayside Celtic

Fourth Round

Matches played on the weekend of Sunday, 17 August 2008. The draw place on Monday, 7 July 2008 and televised live on RTÉ Two.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Bray Wanderers 0–0 Dundalk
replay Dundalk 1–3 Bray Wanderers
2 Shamrock Rovers 0–1 Cork City
3 Galway United 4–1 Athlone Town
4 Carrick United 1–3 Sporting Fingal
5 Wayside Celtic 1–0 Monaghan United
6 Derry City 6–0 Kildare County
7 Bohemians 1–0 Drogheda United
8 Wexford Youths 1–3 St Patrick's Athletic

Quarter-finals

Matches were played on the weekend of Sunday, 14 September 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 25 August 2008 and was made by Turlough O'Connor and David Flood, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

11 September 2008
19:45 IST
Sporting Fingal 3 – 3 St. Patrick's Athletic Morton Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 1,932
Referee: D. McKeon
Hynes Goal 6'
P. Byrne Goal 18'
James Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Quigley Goal 35' Goal 42' (pen.)
Dempsey Goal 44'

12 September 2008
19:45 IST
Galway United 1 – 1 Bray Wanderers Terryland Park, Galway
Attendance: 2,234
Referee: A. Kelly
McCulloch Goal 45' Report Myler Goal 64'

13 September 2008
19:30 IST
Cork City 1 – 1 Derry City Turners Cross, Cork
Attendance: 4,258
Referee: R. Winter
Murphy Goal 36' Report Morrow Goal 83' (pen.)

14 September 2008
15:00 IST
Wayside Celtic 1 – 6 Bohemians Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Attendance: 1,784
Referee: Ian Stokes
Callaghan Goal 60' Report Kelly Goal 13'
J. Byrne Goal 19' Goal 55' (pen.)
McGuinness Goal 52'
Fenn Goal 77'
Crowe Goal 81'
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Quarter-final replays

16 September 2008
19:45 IST
Bray Wanderers 0 – 2 Galway United Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Attendance: 1,596
Referee: A. Kelly
Report Keane Goal 37'
O'Shea Goal 53'

26 September 2008
19:45 IST
St. Patrick's Athletic 2 – 0 Sporting Fingal Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 1,149
Referee: D. Hancock
Quigley Goal 42'
Fitzpatrick Goal 61'
Report

30 September 2008
19:45 IST
Derry City 0 – 0 (aet) Cork City The Brandywell, Derry
Attendance: 3,275
Referee: R. Winter
Report
    Penalties  
5–3  

Semi-finals

Matches were played on the weekend of Sunday, 26 October 2008. The draw took place on Monday, 29 September 2008 and was made by John Ryan and David Flood, and televised live on RTÉ Two.

24 October 2008
19:35 IST
St. Patrick's Athletic 1 – 3 Bohemians Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 4,879
Referee: D. McKeown
Fahey Goal 53' Report Brennan Goal 14'
Deegan Goal 16'
Heary Goal 42'

26 October 2008
15:15 GMT
Galway United 0 – 1 Derry City Terryland Park, Galway
Attendance: 2,857
Referee: A. Kelly
Report Farren Goal 64'

Final

The 2008 FAI Cup Final took place on Sunday 23 November 2008 at the RDS, Dublin.

23 November 2008
15:00 UTC
Bohemians 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Derry City RDS, Dublin
Attendance: 15,281
Referee: Anthony Buttimer
Crowe Goal 64'
J. Byrne Goal 70' (pen.)
Report Morrow Goal 60' Goal 76'
    Penalties  
Brennan Scored
O'Donnell Scored
Deegan Scored
Rossiter Missed
Kalonas Scored
4 – 2 Scored Farren
Scored McHugh
Missed Deery
Missed Higgins
 

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