Setanta Sports Cupdate 12/5/13

All over for another season – Shamrock Rovers’ astonishing 7-1 drubbing of Drogheda United was one of the most complete performances seen in a domestic Cup Final, and both sides easily could have scored more.

A rapturous but-sometimes-drenched crowd of 4022 – a figure presumably not including the on-watching President Michael D Higgins – helped make the eighth Setanta Sports Cup Final a sparkling occasion marked by a lot of significant records.

Shamrock Rovers celebrate their second Setanta Sports Cup crown.

Shamrock Rovers celebrate their second Setanta Sports Cup crown. Photo – George Kelly, Shamrock Rovers Facebook

Shamrock Rovers are All-Ireland champions for an eighth time, a new record, and join Drogheda United on two Setanta Sports Cup wins.

It was the highest scoring one-leg All-Ireland Cup Final ever, surpassed only by Glentoran 5-4 Belfast Celtic over two legs in 1944.

The eight-goal tally in the #SSC Final surpasses all other scorelines in every previous FAI Cup and one-leg League of Ireland Cup Final.

Only two Irish Cup Finals surpass the eight-goal aggregate – Linfield 10-1 Bohemians in 1895 and Distillery 5-4 YMCA in 1889 when the Irish Cup covered the whole of Ireland (up to 1922)

It was Shamrock Rovers’ largest ever #SSCup win and Drogheda’s largest ever #SSCup defeat.

Drogheda had previously only lost 2-0 twice, while Rovers had a hat-trick of three-goal victories to their name.

It was only the second time any club had scored seven goals in a #SSCup game – Cork City’s 7-0 win at Portadown in 2007 remains the largest victory. Linfield beat Glentoran 6-0 in 2006.

It was the joint second-highest aggregate scoreline in a #SSCup tie, matching Linfield 3-5 Dundalk from 2011, but surpassed by Crusaders 4-6 Cliftonville from the same year.

Pat Sullivan and Shane Robinson have now won three winners’ medals, matching the feat of Brian Shelley and Paul Keegan.

Four new players join the list of winners with two clubs: Brian Shelley, Paul Keegan, Dan Murray, Pat Sullivan, Alan Mannus, Shane Robinson, Barry Murphy, Jason McGuinness, Mark Quigley. Robinson didn’t come off the bench but still gets a winner’s medal.

Conor Powell who missed the final through injury had won previously with Bohemians in 2010.

Pld in three finals: Paul Keegan (3 wins), Brian Shelley (3 wins), Pat Sullivan (3 wins), Mark Quigley (2 wins, 1 loss), Alan Mannus (2 wins, 1 loss), Dan Murray (2 wins, 1 loss), Jason Byrne (1 win, 2 losses), Stuart Byrne (1 win, 2 losses)

Also involved in three finals, but didn’t play in every one: Shane Robinson (3 wins), Declan “Fabio” O’Brien (2 wins, 1 loss), Glen Fitzpatrick (2 wins, 1 loss – the first three finals), Shane Guthrie (3 lost)

Shane Guthrie is the only man to be involved in three finals, and to have lost every one. No-one has featured in four finals before.

Billy Dennehy finishes the #SSCup season as joint top scorer with Cork City’s Daryl Kavanagh – Dennehy is also Shamrock Rovers’ all-time #SSCup top scorer with seven.

Gary O’Neill’s consolation for Drogheda United was his eighth all-time Setanta Sports Cup goal, putting him joint fourth on the all-time list alongside Linfield’s Paul McAreavey and Rory Patterson.

Dennehy’s brace puts him in joint seventh alongside Jason Byrne on seven goals.

It’s the second successive year that two players have scored a brace in the final – Ronan Finn and Dennehy this year, Colin Coates and Rory Patterson last year. These are the only four people to achieve the feat.

James Chambers’ opener after 11 minutes is the fastest to be scored in the #SSC Final, beating Anto Murphy’s winner after 24 minutes for Bohemians in the 2010 final.

66 goals were scored in this year’s competition – up 14 on last year’s tally of 52, also over 21 games.

There were an average 3.14 goals per game, the second-highest average over the eight seasons of competition, beaten only by the 3.29 average from 2011.

All time goals – 465. Denis Behan and Peter Thompson top the list with 11, Mark Quigley 10.

TOP SCORERS 2005-2013

GLS PLAYER CLUBS 2005-2011 2012 2013
11 Peter Thompson Linfield 2 4 1 1 1 1 1
11 Denis Behan Cork City 1 4 3 3 0 0
10 Mark Quigley St. Patrick’s Ath/Dundalk/Sligo/ShamR 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 1
8 Paul McAreavey Linfield 2 3 1 2 0 0
8 Rory Patterson Coleraine/Derry City 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1
8 Gary O’Neill St. Pats/Shamrock Rovers/Drogheda 0 0 2 3 0 1 2
7 Jason Byrne Shelbourne/Bohemians/Dundalk 2 3 0 0 1 1
7 Billy Dennehy Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
6 Darren Boyce Glentoran/Coleraine 0 0 0 2 2 0 2
6 Mark Farren Derry City 0 1 1 4 0 0
6 Michael Halliday Glentoran/Crusaders 2 0 0 3 0 1
6 George McMullan Cliftonville 0 0 0 1 0 5
6 Eamon Zayed Drogheda United 0 0 2 4 0 0
6 Thomas Stewart Linfield/Derry City/Shamrock Rovers 0 0 2 1 1 0 2
5 Alan Kirby St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 5 0 0 0
5 George O’Callaghan Cork City 0 3 0 2 0 0
5 Roy O’Donovan Cork City 0 0 5 0 0 0
5 John O’Flynn Cork City 0 2 2 1 0 0
5 Ciaran Kilduff Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
4 Colin Nixon Glentoran 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
4 Tony Grant Drogheda United 0 0 3 1 0 0
4 Gary Hamilton Portadown/Glentoran 3 0 0 0 1 0
4 Mark Holland Cliftonville 0 0 0 1 0 3
4 Daniel Kearns Dundalk 0 0 0 0 0 4
4 Declan O’Brien Drogheda United 0 3 0 1 0 0
4 Raffaele Cretaro Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
4 Daryl Horgan Sligo Rovers /Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Daryl Kavanagh Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
4 Sean O’Connor St. Patrick’s Athletic/Shamrock Rovers 0 0 3 0 0 0 1
4 Karl Sheppard Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
4 Ronan Finn Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

2013 GOALSCORERS

Daryl Kavanagh Cork City 4
Billy Dennehy Shamrock Rovers 4
Ciaran Kilduff Shamrock Rovers 3
Lee Lynch Sligo Rovers 3
Daryl Horgan Cork City 3
Ronan Finn Shamrock Rovers 3
Ian Turner Cork City 2
Paul O’Conor Drogheda United 2
Gavin Brennan Drogheda United 2
Ryan Brennan Drogheda United 2
Tommy Stewart Shamrock Rovers 2
David Cassidy Drogheda United 2
Stephen Rice Shamrock Rovers 2
Gary O’Neill Drogheda United 2
Liam Boyce Cliftonville 1
Stephen Garrett Cliftonville 1
David Scullion Coleraine 1
Gearóid Morrissey Cork City 1
Danny Furlong Cork City 1
Danny Morrissey Cork City 1
Paul Heatley Crusaders 1
Rory Patterson Derry City 1
Michael Rafter Derry City 1
Alan Byrne Drogheda United 1
Philip Hand Drogheda United 1
Derek Prendergast Drogheda United 1
Declan “Fabio” O’Brien Drogheda United 1
Martin Murray Glentoran 1
Billy Joe Burns Linfield 1
David Armstrong Linfield 1
Aaron Burns Portadown 1
Kevin Braniff Portadown 1
Mark Quigley Shamrock Rovers 1
Anthony Elding Sligo Rovers 1
Ryan Connolly Sligo Rovers 1
Evan McMillan Sligo Rovers 1
Raffaele Creatro Sligo Rovers 1
Liam Martin Sligo Rovers 1
David Cawley Sligo Rovers 1
James Chambers Shamrock Rovers 1
Sean O’Connor Shamrock Rovers 1
Karl Sheppard Shamrock Rovers 1
own goal Cork City 1
own goal Shamrock Rovers 1
465 TOTAL GOALS GPG
66 2013 3.14
52 2012 2.48
69 2011 3.29
47 2010 2.47
72 2008 2.67
67 2007 2.48
59 2006 2.19
33 2005 2.54
CLUB RECORDS P W D L F A APPS TITLES RU
Bohemians 13 7 3 3 14 11 3 1
Bray Wanderers 2 0 0 2 2 7 1
Cliftonville 21 7 2 12 29 39 5
Coleraine 6 1 2 3 4 8 2
Cork City 35 20 9 6 59 23 6 1 1
Crusaders 9 2 2 5 14 18 3 1
Derry City 30 10 12 8 41 28 6 1
Drogheda United 30 17 7 6 43 24 4 2 1
Dundalk 7 4 2 1 13 9 1 1
Dungannon Swifts 18 1 6 11 13 37 3
Glentoran 38 10 9 19 42 67 8 1
Linfield 37 13 13 11 53 51 8 1 1
Lisburn Dist 6 1 1 4 4 14 2
Longford Town 4 2 0 2 4 4 1
Portadown 24 3 7 14 19 53 6
Shamrock Rovers 16 11 2 3 36 15 3 2
Shelbourne 12 4 4 4 12 11 2 1
Sligo Rovers 17 9 2 6 30 20 3
St Patrick’s Athletic 25 9 6 10 33 24 6 1
UCD 2 0 1 1 0 2 1

Will Downing

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