Setanta Sports Cupdate 25-2-14

Three wins for League of Ireland clubs, one for the IFA Premiership in last night’s 2014 Setanta Sports Cup quarter-final first-legs.  Relevant notable events of last night….

In 127 cross-border meetings in the Setanta Sports Cup, LOI wins 71, IFA wins 28, draws 28. Goals 224-108.

Dundalk’s 3-2 home loss to Coleraine was their first to an IFA club in the #SSCup, and only their second ever.

Coleraine’s 3-2 win was the first time they had scored three goals in a Setanta Sports Cup tie.

Ballinamallard became the 21st club to play in the Setanta Sports Cup.

It was St Pats’ first away win over an IFA side since April 2007, 3-0 at Portadown.

It was St Pats’ first goal in the competitive since the first round in 2011.

Eric Odhiambo’s hat-trick for Sligo Rovers was the fifth in the history of the competition. Four have been away from home.

The other hat-tricks were scored by Roy O’Donovan, Mark Farren, Danny Kearns, Rory Patterson.

Odhiambo’s hat-trick on his Setanta Cup debut follows Danny Kearns’ same feat in 2011.

Glentoran have conceded more goals than anyone else in the competition – 72.

Crusaders’ 4-1 home loss to Sligo was their record #SSCup defeat.

 

 

 

Setanta Sports Cup 2005-2013 All-Time Top Scorers

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
3 Stephen McLaughlin Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 Declan Caddell Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
3 Richie Baker Shelbourne/Drogheda United 2 0 0 1 0 0
3 Mark Dickson Linfield 0 0 2 1 0 0
3 Keith Fahey St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 1 2 0 0
3 Glenn Ferguson Linfield 2 0 0 1 0 0
3 Daryl Fordyce Glentoran 0 0 0 2 1 0
3 Oran Kearney Linfield 0 2 1 0 0 0
3 Ciaran Martyn Derry City 0 1 0 2 0 0
3 Kieran O’Connor Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 Aidan O’Kane Linfield 0 0 3 0 0 0
3 Colin Coates Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 Kevin Braniff Portadown 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
3 Liam Boyce Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
3 Stephen Garrett Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
3 Lee Lynch Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 Stephen Rice Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2 Kieran “Marty” Waters Bray Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Leon Knight Glentoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Joe Gormley Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Timmy Adamson Dungannon Swifts 0 1 0 1 0 0
2 Aaron Baker Dungannon Swifts/Portadown 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 Gary Beckett Derry City 0 1 1 0 0 0
2 Gary Browne Glentoran/Lisburn Distillery 0 1 0 0 0 1
2 Paul Byrne St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Ollie Cahill Shelbourne/Drogheda United 0 1 0 1 0 0
2 Michael Collins Portadown 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 Glen Crowe Shelbourne 0 2 0 0 0 0
2 Eoin Doyle Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Joe Gamble Cork City 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 Robert Garrett Linfield 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 Michael Gault Linfield 0 1 0 0 0 1
2 Ross Gaynor Dundalk 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Rory Hamill Cliftonville 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 Sean Hargan Derry City 0 2 0 0 0 0
2 Jason Hill Glentoran 0 0 1 1 0 0
2 Adam Hughes Drogheda United 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 Paddy Kavanagh Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Liam Kearney Cork City 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 Darren Kelly Portadown 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mark Leech Drogheda United 0 2 0 0 0 0
2 Gary Liggett Lisburn Distillery 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Darren Lockhart Glentoran 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Paddy Madden Bohemians 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Dean Marshall Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Mark McAllister Dungannon Swifts/Glentoran 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 Rodney McAree Dungannon Swifts 0 1 1 0 0 0
2 Kevin McHugh Derry City 0 0 1 1 0 0
2 Tim Mouncey Linfield/Portadown 1 0 0 0 0 1
2 Anto Murphy St. Patrick’s Athletic/Bohemians 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 Darren Murphy Cork City 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 William Murphy Linfield 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Joseph Ndo St. Patrick’s Athletic/Sligo Rovers 0 0 1 0 0 1
2 Kyle Neill Glentoran 0 0 1 1 0 0
2 Colin O’Brien Cork City 0 1 1 0 0 0
2 Aidan O’Keeffe Drogheda United 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 Stephen Paisley Longford Town 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Rob Turner Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Andy Waterworth Glentoran 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Patrick McEleney Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Kevin Deery Derry City 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
2 David Rainey Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Romauld Boco Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 David Scullion Dungannon Swifts/Coleraine 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2 Ian Turner Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Martin Murray Glentoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Gavin Brennan Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Paul O’Conor Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Ryan Brennan Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 David Cassidy Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1 Jim O’Hanlon Glentoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Dinny Corcoran Bohemians 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Karl Moore Bohemians 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Adam Martin Bohemians 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 David McDaid Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Colin Hawkins Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Kevin McBride Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Declan McMaster Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Barry Johnstone Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Barry Molloy Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Simon Madden Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Philip Lowry Linfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Sean Ward Glentoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Danny North Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Curtis Allen Linfield 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Padraig Amond Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 James Bannon Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Shane Barrett Drogheda United 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Wesley Boyle Portadown 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Stephen Bradley Drogheda United 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Johnny Breen Dundalk 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Killian Brennan Derry City 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Stephen Brennan St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 David Bulow Dungannon Swifts 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Matty Burrows Glentoran 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 John Convery Portadown 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Gareth Coughlan St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Scott Davidson Lisburn Distillery 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Paul Deasy Cork City 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 John Dillon Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Mark Doninger Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Rory Donnelly Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Kevin Doyle Cork City 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Jim Ervin Linfield 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Willie Faulkner Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Neale Fenn Cork City 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 John Paul Gallagher Dungannon Swifts 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Grant Gardiner Glentoran 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Ryan Guy St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Andy Hall Glentoran 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Jamie Harris Shelbourne 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Owen Heary Bohemians 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Ruairdhi Higgins Derry City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Shaun Holmes Glentoran 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Andrew Hunter Linfield 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 James Keddy Drogheda United 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Paul Keegan Drogheda United 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Paul Keegan Longford Town 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Dean Kelly Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Joe Kendrick Drogheda United 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Timmy Kiely Cork City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Stuart King Linfield 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Ray Lally Cork City 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 David Larmour Linfield 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 John Lester St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Cillian Lordan Cork City 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Everaldo Luiz Dungannon Swifts 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Damian Lynch St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Eamonn Lynch St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Jonathan Magee Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Darragh Maguire St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 David McAllister St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Shane McCabe Dungannon Swifts 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Ryan McCluskey Dungannon Swifts 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Paddy McCourt Derry City 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Gary McCutcheon Portadown 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Willo McDonagh Glentoran 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Shea McGerrigan Dungannon Swifts 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Jason McGuinness Bohemians 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Brendan McMenamin Glentoran 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 Tom McManus Derry City 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 David McMillan St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Henry McStay Portadown 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Dermot McVeigh Cliftonville 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Gavin Melaugh Glentoran 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Dave Mooney Cork City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Dave Mulcahy St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Jamie Mulgrew Linfield 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Paul Munster Linfield 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Francis Murphy Cliftonville 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Dan Murray Cork City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Andy Myler Longford Town 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Ken Oman Bohemians 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Conor O’Grady Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Keith O’Hara Portadown 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Stephen Parkhouse Glentoran 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Mark Patterson Cliftonville 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Paddy Quinn Portadown 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Mark Reed Glentoran 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Mark Rossiter Bohemians 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 John Russell Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Bobby Ryan Shelbourne 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Darragh Ryan Cork City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Richie Ryan Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Conor Sammon Derry City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Guntars Silagailis Cork City 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Karl Somers Bohemians 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Vincent Sweeney Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 John Tambouras Drogheda United 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Danny Ventre Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Chris Walker Glentoran 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Alex Williams St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Billy Woods Cork City 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Gearóid Morrissey Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Danny Morrissey Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Aaron Burns Portadown 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Danny Furlong Cork City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Alan Byrne Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Philip Hand Drogheda United 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1 Anthony Elding Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Ryan Connolly Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Evan McMillan Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Declan “Fabio” O’Brien Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Billy Joe Burns Linfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Paul Heatley Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Liam Martin Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Derek Prendergast Drogheda United 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Michael Rafter Derry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 David Cawley Sligo Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 David Armstrong Linfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 James Chambers Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 own goals Cork City 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1 own goals Derry City 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 own goals Drogheda United 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 own goals Linfield 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 own goals Shamrock Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

Setanta Sports Cup Final Facts and Figures

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It’s the eighth Setanta Sports Cup Final today, pitting together Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United in a rematch of last season’s League Cup Final, which the Boynesiders won.

It’s the last decider under the current sponsorship, which is the longest-running in Irish senior football. Organisers are confident of securing a new sponsor – they’ve spoken to a few candidates already – and that it will be business as usual next season.

Some facts and figures ahead of the big game –

Drogheda United are the only club to win the Setanta Sports Cup twice, and will become the first club to play in three finals.

Paul Keegan and Brian Shelley are the only men to have won the Setanta Sports Cup three times – 2006+ 07 for Drogheda 2010 for Bohs.

Pat Sullivan and Shane Robinson for Rovers and Declan “Fabio” O’Brien of Drogheda are all going for a third winners’ medal today – Robinson and O’Brien both won their titles with Drogheda.

Pld in three finals: Paul Keegan (3 wins), Brian Shelley (3 wins), 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: 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.

Stuart Byrne and Shane Guthrie are the only men to be involved in three finals, with a different club each time. Byrne: Shels 2005, Drogheda 2007, St Pats 2010; Guthrie: Cork 2006, St Pats 2010, Dundalk 2011.

Dan Murray is the only man to captain two different clubs to Setanta Cup glory – Cork City in 2008, Shamrock Rovers in 2010.

Pat Sullivan was at Drogheda when they won the Setanta Cup in 2006, but missed the final through injury, so this is his third final.

Winners with two clubs: Brian Shelley, Paul Keegan, Dan Murray, Pat Sullivan, Alan Mannus.

Alan Mannus is the only player to have won the Setanta Sports Cup with clubs from both Associations – Linfield in 2005 and Shamrock Rovers in 2011.

Mark Quigley goes into the final on 10 goals, one behind all-time top-scorers Denis Behan and Peter Thompson.

Quigley is the only player to have netted for four different clubs in Setanta Sports Cup history – St Pats, Dundalk, Sligo and Shamrock Rovers.

Three other players have scored for three different clubs – Jason Byrne, Gary O’Neill, Thomas Stewart.

Cork City are all-time leading scorers on 59 goals, followed by Linfield on 53, Glentoran 42, Derry City 41, Drogheda 40.

Glentoran have conceded most Setanta Sports Cup goals all-time, letting in 67. Next are Portadown 53, Linfield 51, Cliftonville 39, Dungannon 37.

Out of 28 all-time semi-finalists, only six have come from the Irish League. It’s the fourth all-LOI final.

LOI clubs have won five Setanta Sports Cups, IFA clubs have come out on top twice – Linfield in 2005, Crusaders 2012.

Three finals have gone to extra-time – 2006 Shels v Cork, 2007 Linfield v Drogheda, 2012 Crusaders v Derry – the last two going to penalties.

Four players have been sent-off in Setanta Sports Cup finals – Jason Byrne and Alan Moore (both Shelbourne) v Linfield in 2005; Danny Murphy (Cork City) v Drogheda United in 2006; Stephen McBride (Crusaders) v Derry City 2012.

PREVIOUS FINALS

2005 Linfield 2-0 Shelbourne Tolka Park
2006 Drogheda United 1-0 Cork City Tolka Park
2007 Drogheda United 1-1 Linfield (pens 4-3) Windsor Park
2008 Cork City 2-1 Glentoran Turner’s Cross
2010 Bohemians 1-0 St Patrick’s Athletic Tallaght Stadium
2011 Shamrock Rovers 2-0 Dundalk Tallaght Stadium
2012 Crusaders 2-2 Derry City (pens 5-4) The Oval

All-time leading scorers – 

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

Scorers this season –

Daryl Kavanagh Cork City 4
Ciaran Kilduff Shamrock Rovers 3
Lee Lynch Sligo Rovers 3
Daryl Horgan Cork City 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
Billy Dennehy Shamrock Rovers 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
Gary O’Neill 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
Ronan Finn 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
own goal Cork City 1
own goal Shamrock Rovers 1

Exactly 200 players have featured in Setanta Sports Cup Finals.

FINAL PLAYERS 05 06 07 08 10 11 12
Aaron Greene (Bohs) 10
Admir Softic (Cork City) 06S
Aidan O’Kane (Linfield) 05 07
Aidan Watson (Crusaders) 12
Alan Bennett (Cork City) 06
Alan Cawley (Shels) 05B
Alan Mannus (Linfield/ShamRov) 05 07 11
Alan Moore (Shels) 05S
Alan O’Connor (Cork City) 08
Alex Williams (St Pats) 10S
Andrew Hunter (Linfield) 05B
Anto Murphy (Bohs) 10
Barry Molloy (Derry City) 12
Barry Murphy (Bohs) 10
Billy Dennehy (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Billy Woods (Cork City) 06S
Bobby Ryan (Shels) 05S
Brian McGroary (Derry City) 12B
Brian Shelley (Drogheda/Bohs) 06 07 10
Bryan McCarthy (Cork City) 06S
Chris Kerr (Dundalk) 11B
Chris Morrow (Crusaders) 12
Chris O’Connor (Bohs) 10B
Chris Turner (Shamrock Rovers) 11B
Ciaran Gargan (Crusaders) 12S
Ciaran Kilduff (Shamrock Rovers) 11B
Cillian Lordan (Cork City) 06B 08B
Colin Coates (Crusaders) 12
Colin Hawkins (Shels/Dundalk) 05 11
Colin Nixon (Glentoran) 08
Colin O’Brien (Cork City) 06
Conan Byrne (Drogheda) 07S
Conor Kenna (St Pats) 10
Conor McCormick (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Conor Powell (Bohs) 10
Conor Sinnott (St Pats) 10S
Damien Lynch (Drogheda) 06B 07
Dan Connor (Drogheda) 06 10B
Dan Murray (Cork City) 06 08 11
Daniel Kearns (Dundalk) 11
Danny Murphy (Cork City) 06 08
Darragh Ryan (Cork City) 08S
Darren Boyce (Glentoran) 08B
Darren Murphy (Cork City) 08
Darren Murphy (Linfield) 05
Daryl Fordyce (Glentoran) 08
Dave Mulcahy (St Pats) 10
Dave Rogers (Shels) 05
David Crawley (Shels) 05
David Gibson (Crusaders) 12B
David Larmour (Linfield) 05S
David Magowan (Crusaders) 12
David McDaid (Derry City) 12
David McMaster (Crusaders) 12B
David Rainey (Crusaders) 12
David Scullion (Glentoran) 08
Dean Bennett (Dundalk) 11S
Dean Delaney (Shels) 05B
Dean Fitzgerald (Glentoran) 08S
Declan Caddell (Crusaders) 12
Declan O’Brien (Drogheda) 06 07
Denis Behan (Cork City) 06 08
Derek Doyle (St Pats) 10S
Derek Pender (St Pats) 10
Derek Tyrell (Drogheda) 06B
Dermot McCaffrey (Derry City) 12
Eamon Zayed (Drogheda) 07
Eddie McCallion (Derry City) 12S
Elliot Morris (Glentoran) 08
Enda Stevens (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Eoin Forde (Cork City) 08S
Eugene Ferry (Derry City) 12B
Gareth Coughlan (St Pats) 10
Gareth McKeown (Crusaders) 12S
Gary Burke (Bohs) 10B
Gary Cambridge (Cork City) 08S
Gary Hamilton (Glentoran) 08
Gary McCabe (Shamrock Rovers) 11S
Gary O’Neill (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Gary Rogers (St Pats) 10
Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers) 11S
Gavin Whelan (Drogheda) 06B 07B
George O’Callaghan (Cork City) 06
Gerard Doherty (Derry City) 12
Glen Crowe (Shels) 05B
Glen Fitzpatrick (Shels/Drogheda) 05B 06 07B
Glenn Cronin (Bohs) 10
Glenn Ferguson (Linfield) 05 07
Graham Gartland (Drogheda) 06 07
Grant Gardiner (Glentoran) 08B
Greg Bolger (Dundalk) 11
Gregg Shannon (Linfield) 05B 07B
Ian Bermingham (St Pats) 10
James Keddy (Drogheda) 06
James Taylor (Glentoran) 08B
Jamie McGovern (Glentoran) 08S
Jamie Mulgrew (Linfield) 07
Jason Byrne (Shels/Bohs/Dundalk) 05 10 11
Jason Gavin (Drogheda) 06
Jason McGuinness (Bohs) 10
Jim Crawford (Shels) 05
Jim Ervin (Linfield) 07
Joe Gamble (Cork City) 06 08
Johnny Black (Glentoran) 08B
Johnny Breen (Dundalk) 11S
Johnny Taylor (Glentoran) 08
Johnny Waterworth (Glentoran) 08S
Joseph Ndo (Shels) 05S
Karl Sheppard (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Keith Fahey (Drogheda) 06S
Keith Ward (Dundalk) 11S
Ken Oman (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Killian Brennan (Bohs) 10
Kyle Neill (Glentoran) 08
Lawrie Dudfield (Cork City) 08
Liam Kearney (Cork City) 08
Mark Dickson (Linfield) 07
Mark Griffin (Dundalk) 11B
Mark Leech (Drogheda) 06S
Mark McNulty (Cork City) 06B 08
Mark Picking (Linfield) 05B
Mark Quigley (Bohs) 10S 11
Mark Rossiter (Bohs) 10B
Matthew Crossan (Derry City) 12B
Matthew Snoddy (Crusaders) 12S
Michael Barr (Derry City) 12B
Michael Devine (Cork City) 06 08B
Michael Gault (Linfield) 05 07S
Michael Halliday (Glentoran) 08 12B
Michael Hector (Dundalk) 11
Mikko Vilmunen (Drogheda) 07
Nathan Murphy (Dundalk) 11
Neal Horgan (Cork City) 06 08
Neale Fenn (Cork City) 06
Neil Harney (St Pats) 10B
Noel Bailie (Linfield) 05 07
Noel Haverty (St Pats) 10B
Ollie Cahill (Shels/Drogheda) 05 07
Owen Heary (Bohs) 10
Owen Morrison (Derry City) 12S
Paddy Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers) 11B
Paddy Madden (Bohs) 10S
Pat Flynn (Shamrock Rovers) 11B
Pat Sullivan (Cork City/ShamRov) 08 11
Patrick McEleney (Derry City) 12
Patrick McShane (Linfield) 05B 07
Paul Byrne (St Pats) 10
Paul Keegan (Drogheda/Bohs) 06 07S 10
Paul Leeman (Crusaders) 12
Paul McAreavey (Linfield) 05 07
Paul Murphy (Dundalk) 11B
Peter Cherrie (Dundalk) 11
Peter Thompson (Linfield) 05 07
Philip Simpson (Glentoran) 08
Raffaele Cretaro (Bohs) 10S
Raymond Lally (Cork City) 06B
Richie Baker (Shels) 05
Robert Garrett (Linfield) 07B
Ronan Finn (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Rory Patterson (Derry City) 12
Ross Gaynor (Dundalk) 11
Roy O’Donovan (Cork City) 06
Ruaidhri Higgins (Derry City) 12
Ryan Curran (Derry City) 12B
Ryan Guy (St Pats) 10
Ryan McBride (Derry City) 12
Ryan McCann (Linfield/Crusaders) 05S 07S 12B
Ryan Thompson (Shamrock Rovers) 11B
Sami Ristila (Drogheda) 06B 07B
Sean Kelly (Cork City) 08S
Sean O’Neill (Crusaders) 12
Sean Ward (Glentoran) 08
Shane Guthrie (Cork/Pats/Dundalk) 06B 10 11B
Shane McCabe (Glentoran) 08
Shane McEleney (Derry City) 12
Shane Robinson (Drogheda) 06 07
Shane Treacy (Drogheda) 06B
Simon Madden (Dundalk) 11 12
Simon Webb (Drogheda) 06 07
Stephen Bradley (Drogheda) 06 07
Stephen Brennan (Shels) 05
Stephen McBride (Crusaders) 12
Stephen McDonnell (Dundalk) 11
Stephen McLaughlin (Derry City) 12
Stephen Rice (Shamrock Rovers) 11
Stephen Traynor (Bohs) 10B
Steve Williams (Shels) 05
Steven Douglas (Linfield) 05 07B
Steven Gray (Drogheda) 07S
Stuart Byrne (Shels/Drog/Pats) 05 07 10
Stuart Dallas (Crusaders) 12
Stuart King (Linfield) 05B
Thomas Stewart (Linfield) 07B
Tim Mouncey (Linfield) 05 07S
Timmy Adamson (Crusaders) 12
Timmy Kiely (Cork City) 08S
Tony Grant (Drogheda) 07S
Vinny Faherty (St Pats) 10
Wes Hoolahan (Shels) 05
William Murphy (Linfield) 05 07

Players injured or not picked for final not included

05 = player started final

05S = player came on as sub

05B = player was a named substitute, but did not come on

OWN GOALS
19/04/2005 Philip Simpson (Glentoran) for Linfield
27/02/2006 Jason Gavin (Drogheda U) for Cork City
07/04/2008 Stephen Brennan (St Pats) for Derry City
14/04/2008 Adam McMinn (Dungannon) for Drogheda
04/03/2013 David Magowan (Crusaders) for Cork City
16/04/2013 Danny Murphy (Cork City) for Shamrock Rovers
HAT-TRICKS
Roy O’Donovan Cork City v Portadown, 7-0A, 2007
Mark Farren Derry City v Linfield, 3-0H, 2008
Daniel Kearns Dundalk v Linfield, 5-3A, 2011
Rory Patterson Derry City v Lisburn Distillery, 4-0A, 2012

– Will Downing

Setanta Sports Cupdate 22/4/13

Another dramatic semi-finals night with Cork City seemingly scoring a late winner against Shamrock Rovers at Turner’s Cross only for Shamrock Rovers to score an even later leveller to send them through to the May 11 Final on away goals.

Some key lines from last night – 

Shamrock Rovers’ late late equaliser at Turner’s Cross was the eight time in 14 games this season Cork City have conceded after the 85th minute (h/t @trevorcarey1982)

Sligo Rovers’ 1-0 win over Drogheda was their first in the #SSCup over #LOI opposition, but still lost the tie overall.

Daryl Kavanagh is now outright top scorer in the #SSCup this season on four goals.

Five of the all-time top 20 #SSCup scorers are still in the competition – Mark Quigley, Gary O’Neill, Thomas Stewart, Billy Dennehy, Ciaran Kilduff (all ShamR)

Denis Behan and Peter Thompson remain as joint top scorers on 11 goals, and pnly Mark Quigley on 10 can realistically surpass them this season.

Shamrock Rovers’ two draws against Cork City are the only two they’ve ever had in the competition.

Drogheda United are through to their third final – a new record. They’ve won the previous two.

Drogheda are also the only club to win the competition more than once – in 2006 and 2007.

 

Setanta Sports Cupdate 17/4/13

So both Setanta Sports Cup semi-finals are still wide open ahead of next week’s second legs, with Drogheda United taking a 2-0 lead with them to Sligo, while Cork City and Shamrock Rovers will resume at one-all in front of the cameras at Turner’s Cross.

Some notable updated lines from last night – 

Danny Murphy’s own goal for Shamrock Rovers against his own Cork City was the sixth scored in competition history, the first against Cork.

Had Rovers’ goal been credited to Mark Quigley, it would have been his 11th, drawing him level with Denis Behan and Peter Thompson.

Cork City are highest scorers in #SSCup history with 57. Linfield have 53, Glentoran 42, Derry City 41.

Daryl Kavanagh (Cork), Lee Lynch (Sligo) and Ciaran Kilduff (ShamR) are joint top scorers this season with three goals. Rory Patterson top-scored last season with six.

Last night’s one-all draw between Shamrock Rovers and Cork City was Rovers’ first ever in the #SSCup.

Sligo Rovers have played LOI opposition six times in the #SSCup – they’ve never won a game yet.

53 goals have been scored in the 2013 Setanta Sports Cup – one more than in 2012.

450 goals exactly have now been scored in Setanta Sports Cup history since 2005.