2024 FAI Cup

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Tournament details
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Venue(s)Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Teams40
Tournament statistics
Top goal scorer(s)Ciaran Griffin (4 goals)

The 2024 FAI Cup, known as the Sports Direct FAI Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the 104th edition of the Republic of Ireland's primary national cup competition. It features teams from the League of Ireland Premier Division and the First Division, as well as teams from the regional leagues of the Republic of Ireland football league system.

The competition format for this season has altered slightly, with no qualifying rounds. The preliminary round, traditionally held before the first round, will now merge with the first round of the competition. This year the first round will feature 20 clubs, comprising the last 16 teams from the 2023/24 FAI Intermediate Cup and the final four clubs from the 2023/24 FAI Junior Cup. Following the completion of the first round, League of Ireland clubs will enter the competition in the second round.

The winners of the 2024 FAI Cup will qualify for the second qualifying round of the 2025–26 UEFA Conference League.

Teams

The 2024 FAI Cup is a knockout competition with 40 teams taking part. The competitors consist of the 20 teams from the League of Ireland and 20 teams from the regional leagues of the Republic of Ireland football league system.

League of Ireland Premier Division League of Ireland First Division Leinster Senior League Munster Senior League Other leagues

First round

The draw for the first round ties was made on 17 April and was made by former FAI Cup winner Stephen McGuiness and PFAI President Paul Cook. All ties were played the week ending 19 May. Teams receiving byes into the second round were: Carrigaline United, Ringmahon Rangers, Leeds and Kilbarrack United.

Wayside Celtic v Collinstown
17 May 2024 Wayside Celtic 2–1 (a.e.t.)CollinstownKilternan, County Dublin
19:45 Darragh O’Connor 102'
Dylan O’Connor 119' (pen)
McNeil 112' Stadium: Jackson Park
Attendance: 78
Referee: Declan Troy
Midleton v St. Francis
18 May 2024 Midleton 3–0 St. FrancisMidleton, County Cork
14:00 Murray-Duggan 82' (pen)
Kelly-Noonan 90+2'
Hegarty 90+5'
Stadium: Knockgriffin Park
Attendance: 52
Referee: Vincent Coonan
Maynooth University Town v Gorey Rangers
18 May 2024 Maynooth University Town1–4 Gorey Rangers Maynooth, County Kildare
15:00 Warfield 81' Greene 7'
Brennan 55'
Byrne-Murphy 71' 79'
Stadium: Rathcoffey Road
Attendance: 64
Referee: Liam McGuirk
College Corinthians v Cobh Wanderers
18 May 2024 College Corinthians4–5 Cobh Wanderers Douglas, County Cork
16:00 Crowley 4' 34' 71'
Browne 55'
Foster-O'Reilly 29'
Griffin 59' 67' (pen) 81' 90+5' (pen)
Stadium: Corinthians Park
Attendance: 180
Referee: Robert O'Leary
Cockhill Celtic v Ayrfield United
19 May 2024 Cockhill Celtic 7–1Ayrfield UnitedBuncrana, County Donegal
14:00 Rudden 6' 64'
McColgan 18'
Mullen 62'
Bradley 85' 87' 90'
Madden 67' (pen) Stadium: Charlie O'Donnell Sports Grounds
Attendance: 344
Referee: Thomas Oates
Pike Rovers v Villa FC
19 May 2024 Pike Rovers 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p)
Villa FCLimerick, County Limerick
14:00 Lipper 24' Walsh 76' Stadium: Pike Rovers Complex
Attendance: 43
Referee: Brian Higgins
Ballyfermot United v Rockmount
19 May 2024 Ballyfermot United 3–0RockmountClondalkin, County Dublin
14:00 Wasser 41'
Caffrey 56'
Nolan 90+3'
Stadium: Cloverhill Road
Attendance: 218
Referee: Owen Murphy
Wilton United v Glebe North
19 May 2024 Wilton United 1–0Glebe NorthWilton, County Cork
14:30 McCarthy 22' Stadium: Pat Bowdren Park
Attendance: 80
Referee: Simon Drislane

Second Round

The draw for the second round took place on 6 June. Ties are due to be played on the week ending 21 July.

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers
19/20/21 July 2024 Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers Phibsborough, County Dublin
Stadium: Dalymount Park
Athlone Town v Ringmahon Rangers
19/20/21 July 2024 Athlone Town v Ringmahon Rangers Athlone, County Westmeath
Stadium: Athlone Town Stadium
Drogheda United v Dundalk
19/20/21 July 2024 Drogheda United v Dundalk Drogheda, County Louth
Stadium: Weavers Park
Sligo Rovers v Cobh Wanderers
19/20/21 July 2024 Sligo Rovers v Cobh Wanderers Sligo, County Sligo
Stadium: The Showgrounds
Ballyfermot United v Leeds AFC
19/20/21 July 2024 Ballyfermot United v Leeds AFC Clondalkin, County Dublin
Stadium: Cloverhill Road
Cork City v Finn Harps
19/20/21 July 2024 Cork City v Finn Harps Turners Cross, County Cork
Stadium: Turners Cross
Galway United v Longford Town
19/20/21 July 2024 Galway United v Longford Town Galway, County Galway
Stadium: Eamonn Deacy Park
Treaty United v Kilbarrack United
19/20/21 July 2024 Treaty United v Kilbarrack United Limerick, County Limerick
Stadium: Markets Field
Waterford v Cockhill Celtic
19/20/21 July 2024 Waterford v Cockhill Celtic Waterford, County Waterford
Stadium: RSC
Wayside Celtic v Wexford
19/20/21 July 2024 Wayside Celtic v Wexford Kilternan, County Dublin
Stadium: Jackson Park
Gorey Rangers v UCD
19/20/21 July 2024 Gorey Rangers v UCD Gorey, County Wexford
Stadium: Altura Credit Union Park
Pike Rovers v Midleton
19/20/21 July 2024 Pike Rovers v Midleton Limerick, County Limerick
Stadium: Pike Rovers Complex
Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne
19/20/21 July 2024 Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne Bray, County Wicklow
Stadium: Carlisle Grounds
Wilton United v Carrigaline United
19/20/21 July 2024 Wilton United v Carrigaline United Wilton, County Cork
Stadium: Pat Bowdren Park
Cobh Ramblers v Kerry
19/20/21 July 2024 Cobh Ramblers v Kerry Cobh, County Cork
Stadium: St Colman's Park
Derry City v St Patrick's Athletic
19/20/21 July 2024 Derry City v St Patrick's Athletic Derry, County Londonderry
Stadium: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium

References

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  2. ^ "FAI Cup sees format change with updated first round". extratime.com. 11 April 2024. Retrieved 13 April 2024.
  3. ^ "2024 Sports Direct Men's FAI Cup First Round Draw Live". youtube.com. 17 April 2024. Retrieved 18 April 2024.
  4. ^ "FAI Cup: Bohs to meet Shamrock Rovers, Drogs to host rivals Dundalk". irishexaminer.com. 6 June 2024. Retrieved 6 June 2024.