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The Irish Football League Cup 2008–09 was the 23rd season of Irish League Cup, competition for Irish first and second football level. The tournament started on 26 August 2008 with the qualifying round and ended on 28 February 2009 with the Final. The defending champions were Linfield. 29 teams competed in this year's cup.

The winners qualified for Setanta Sports Cup 2010.

Contents

Qualifying Round

The qualifying round was held in order to reduce the number of teams competing in the First Round to 16. The match was played on 26 August 2008.

Team #1  Score  Team #2
Glebe Rangers 3–0 Killymoon Rangers

First Round

In this round entered winners from the previous round, Glebe Rangers, as well as remaining 15 teams from IFA Championship. The first legs were played on 29 and 30 August 2008. The second legs were played on 2, 3 and 9 September 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ballyclare Comrades 4–1 Dergview 2–0 2–1
Banbridge Town (a) 3–3 Armagh City 2–0 1–3
Carrick Rangers (a) 4–4 Glebe Rangers 1–2 3–2
Coagh United 4–6 Limavady United 2–1 2–5
Donegal Celtic 2–6 Ards 2–1 0–5
Larne 5–1 Tobermore United 2–0 3–1
Loughgall (a) 1–1 Ballinamallard United 0–0 1–1
Portadown 7–2 Ballymoney United 3–1 4–1

Second Round

In this round entered winners from the previous round. The first legs were played on 20 September 2008. The second legs were played on 23, 24 September and 1 October 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ards 4–1 Limavady United 3–1 1–0
Banbridge Town 4–6 Loughgall 1–3 3–3
Carrick Rangers 4–2 Ballyclare Comrades 1–1 3–1
Portadown 7–1 Larne 2–1 5–0

Third Round

In this round entered winners from the previous round together with all 12 teams from IFA Premiership. The first legs were played on 21, 22, 28 and 29 October 2008. The second legs were played on 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ards 2–11 Newry City 1–5 1–6
Ballymena United 3–4 Glentoran 1–3 2–1
Bangor 1–4 Lisburn Distillery 1–4 0–0
Carrick Rangers 4–8 Coleraine 3–4 1–4
Glenavon 4–2 Crusaders 2–1 2–1
Linfield (a) 4–4 Dungannon Swifts 0–3 4–1
Loughgall 3–1 Institute 0–0 3–1
Portadown 4–3 Cliftonville 0–0 4–3

Quarter-finals

The first legs were played on 2 and 3 December 2008. The second legs were played on 16 and 17 December 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Glenavon 1–2 Lisburn Distillery 1–1 0–1
Glentoran 3–1 Coleraine 1–1 2–0
Newry City (a) 8–8 Loughgall 3–2 5–6 (aet)
Portadown 3–0 Linfield 2–0 1–0

Semi-finals

2009-01-20
Lisburn Distillery 2 – 3 (aet) Newry City Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Referee: Mark Courtney
Patton Goal 43'
Allen Goal 86'
Report Garrett Goal 58' Goal 65'
Clarke Goal 115'

2009-01-21
Glentoran 1 – 2 (aet) Portadown Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: David Malcolm
Waterworth Goal 12' Report Boyle Goal 45'
Lecky Goal 110'

Final

2009-02-28
14:30 UTC
Newry City 0 – 1 Portadown Mourneview Park, Lurgan
Referee: Adrian McCourt
Report McCutcheon Goal 30'

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