I’ve had the Radiohead song ‘’No Surprises’’ [from the ‘’OK Computer’’ album] going around and around in my head all weekend. It came to mind when I saw the results from Round 2 of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup. No prizes for guessing why I thought of ‘’No Surprises’’.
It’s FAI Cup week. Again. Round 2 has come around really fast, just time between it and Round 1 to fit in a single series of League games. It will be the same between Round 2 and the quarter-finals, if your team is lucky enough to still be involved.
We’d already done a family outing to Bray on Friday night for an FAI Cup tie, which had seen Bray lose in extra time to Finn Harps, but Sunday saw Blaise and myself venture out for more Cup action. We didn’t have far to go, in fairness – Home Farm
Home Farms Sean Goulding wonder strike was the highlight of a pretty routine victory for holder Cork City, as the “Rebel Army” ran out 5-1 winners in the first round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup clash at a rainy Whitehall.
John Caulfields troops put their midweek European disappointment
This coming week will be one of the highlights of the season for me. The entry of the 20 League of Ireland clubs into the FAI Cup, joining the 12 non-league survivors, is sure to serve up thrills and spills; shocks, upsets and giant-killings.
The Cup is a welcome break
Cork City won the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup in dramatic fashion beating Dundalk 5-3 on penalties at the Aviva Stadium.
Mark McNulty saved Michael Duffy’s penalty to give Kieran Sadlier the opportunity to send the cup to Leeside for the second year running. Sadlier duly seized the opportunity to become
Dundalk FC have released a special edition jersey made especially for the FAI Cup Final on November 5th with Cork City at the Aviva Stadium.
Fans can buy this shirt at Oriel Park on Saturday at their Monster Sale which will feature some of the playing staff for pictures also.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Final and Continental Tyres FAI Women's Senior Cup Final at Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 5.
In the opening game, Cork City WFC take on UCD Waves in what is a first FAI Women's Senior Cup Final appearance
Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers must meet again in a replay after the sides drew one goal a piece at Oriel Park today in their FAI Cup semi final clash.
Dundalk went ahead through a Robbie Benson goal that was worked well up the pitch by captain Stephen O’Donnell and played across
The draw for the FAI Cup semi finals took place tonight on Soccer Republic.
It drew League of Ireland heavyweights Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers.
Cork City will play Limerick at home.
The fixtures will take place on Friday 29th September and Sunday October 1st.
More details to follow.