2012 FAI Cup

2012 FAI Cup
FAI Ford Cup
Country  Republic of Ireland
Teams 40
Champions Derry City
Runners-up St Patrick's Athletic

The 2012 FAI Senior Challenge Cup, also known as the 2012 FAI Ford Senior Cup, was the 92th season of the national football competition of the Republic of Ireland. The winners of the competition earned spots in both the second qualifying round[1] of the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League and the 2013 Setanta Sports Cup.

A total of 40 team competed in the 2012 competition, which commenced on the weekend ending on 1 April 2012. The teams entered from the 2012 League of Ireland Premier Division and First Division received byes into the second round stage. Four non-league clubs also received byes to the second round. The remaining 12 teams entered at the first round stage. These teams are composed of the sixteen clubs, which reached the fourth round of the 2011–12 FAI Intermediate Cup. The cup was won by Derry City.[2][3]


Round Clubs
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
First round 40 16 none 16 Leinster Senior League
Munster Senior League
Ulster Senior League
Second round 32 32 8 24 Premier Division
First Division
Third round 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-Finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-Finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none


The calendar for the 2012 FAI Cup, as announced by Football Association of Ireland.

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round Prize money
First round 1 April 2012 8 40 → 32 16: 40th–25th n/a
Second round 25 May 2012 16 32 → 16 24: 24th–1st n/a
Third round 24 August 2012 8 16 → 8 none n/a
Quarter-Finals 14 September 4 8 → 4 none n/a
Semi-Finals 7 October 2 4 → 2 none n/a
Final 4 November 1 2 → 1 none Winner €50,000
runner – up €25,000

First round

The draw for this round was conducted by FAI President Paddy McCaul and former player and 7 time winner Mick Neville at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown on 6 March 2011.[4] 16 of the 20 non-League of Ireland clubs are participating in this round, with the remaining 4 clubs earning a bye to the Second round. The matches were played on the weekend ending 1 April 2012.

Second round

The draw for this round was conducted by FAI President Paddy McCaul at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown on 30 April 2012.[5][6] The 8 winners from the First Round are joined by Blarney United, Drumkeen United, Everton AFC, St. Patrick's CY, which received byes for the first round, and the 20 League of Ireland clubs. The matches were played on the weekend ending 27 May 2012.

Second Round Replays

Third round

The draw for the third round was made on 16 July on Monday Night Soccer.[7] The draw was conducted with only 15 clubs due to the exit of Monaghan United from senior football. St. Patrick's Athletic were first drawn out and therefore received a bye.

Quarter Finals

The draw for the quarter finals was made on 27 August on Monday Night Soccer.[8] Fixtures took place on the weekend of 16 September 2012.

Quarter Finals Replays

Semi Finals

The draw for the semi finals was made on 17 September on Monday Night Soccer.[9] Fixtures took place on the weekend of 7 October 2012.

Semi Finals Replays


Main article: 2012 FAI Cup Final

4 November 2012
15:30 CEST
Derry City 3 − 2 (a.e.t.) St Patrick's Athletic
Greacen  55'
Patterson  69' (pen.), 105'
Report O'Connor  53'
Fagan  87'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 16,117
Referee: Neil Doyle

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