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# FAI Cup final

Last year
2022
# right blend
The outsiders and local boys - Derry City's perfect mix savour the emotion
Ruadihrí Higgins has his first piece of silverware as manager of the Candystripes’ manager as he looks to kick on from FAI Cup glory.
# Reaction
Damien Duff: 'It's the proudest day of my life, but it's not the hardest'
Derry boss Ruaidhrí Higgins, meanwhile, was in a jubilant mood.
# Report
Historic FAI Cup victory for Derry City as they run riot against Shelbourne
Two goals from Cameron McJannet and one apiece for Jamie McGonigle and Jordan McEneff secured biggest ever margin of victory in the competition’s showpiece.
# park life
Night and day with Mark Coyle – ‘It's like this feeling makes your life worthwhile'
The42 met the Shelbourne midfielder for a chat in The Phoenix Park ahead of today’s FAI Cup final with Derry City.
# FAI Cup final
'Three minutes to three': Damien Duff fine-tuning the emotions for Shels' final climb
Sunday’s FAI Cup final against Derry City could be the ‘pinnacle’ of Duff’s career in football.
All time
# Garda Appeal
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to street violence outside Irishtown pub ahead of FAI Cup final
Damage was caused to a number of vehicles outside the premises during the incident and a number of people were assaulted.
# Momentum
Ireland's eleven-goal hammering of Georgia attracts record TV audience
The men’s FAI Cup final also attracted an increased number of viewers.
# Captain Fantastic
'All of my dreams came through in a weekend' - New father Bermingham toasts Pat's Cup success
The Pat’s captain became a father for the first time ahead of leading Pat’s to the FAI Cup.
# Reaction
'As a player it’s absolute jubilation...It’s a big sigh of relief when you’re a coach'
Stephen O’Donnell reacts to leading Saint Patrick’s Athletic to FAI Cup victory.
# spot on
Benson keeps his nerve to win dramatic FAI Cup final for Saint Patrick's Athletic
Pat’s were winners on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Bohemians.
# James Talbot
'What would winning the FAI Cup with Bohs mean? Everything. Full stop'
Bohemians goalkeeper James Talbot talks to The42 about falling back in love with football after leaving Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo, and playing GAA for Ballymun.
# LOI
'It's very harsh' - O'Donnell's sympathy for Bohs rival Long over FAI Cup final suspension
The Bohs manager won’t be on the touchline for Sunday’s showpiece occasion following a sending off in a recent league meeting with Shamrock Rovers.
# cup specialists
Wexford Youths crowned FAI Cup champions again, denying Shelbourne double in style
Lynn Marie Grant, Kylie Murphy and Edel Kennedy scored the Wexford goals, while 17-year-old Irish international Ellen Molloy was irresistible throughout.
# Up for the cup
O captain, my captain - Two of the greats go head-to-head on the biggest stage
Kylie Murphy, Pearl Slattery, and their Wexford Youths and Shelbourne sides face off in today’s FAI Cup final.
# Kylie evovled
Kylie Murphy thriving in new role as she targets her fourth FAI Cup medal
Murphy has bucked the conventional wisdom that the older a player gets, the further they drop back the pitch.
# Reds
'We're ready for it' - well-travelled Shels star braced for two massive weekends
Jess Gargan and her side are facing into a title deciding weekend, and then the FAI Cup final – playing Wexford Youths on both occasions.
# peamount party
'I'm just happy to be playing football with a smile on my face again' - Cup final hero Stephanie Roche
The Peamount United striker certainly finished a ‘slow burner of a season’ on a high.
# six appeal
Third time lucky as red-hot Peamount seal domestic double in style with FAI Cup final win
Ireland international Stephanie Roche was on the double as Peamount beat Cork City 6-0.
# teenage dream
From childhood hero to champion team-mate, and following in the footsteps of legendary grandfather
Alannah McEvoy talks role models, football and family as she looks to cap a rollercoaster first season at Peamount United with the double.
# Forza Dundalk
'I want to sleep with it' - Giovagnoli toasts Dundalk's Cup success
Chris Shields also spoke of his Cup final redemption following a thrilling game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Thriller
McMillan hits hat-trick as Dundalk win classic Cup final after extra time
Filippo Giovagnoli’s side were 4-2 winners against Shamrock Rovers in a thrilling game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Dermot Keely
'I’ll be fêted as one of the best managers in the League of Ireland', that’s what I was thinking'
Ex Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers player and manager Demot Keely looks back on Rovers’ disastrous move from Milltown and ahead to today’s Cup final.
# big loss
Dundalk will be without the LOI Player of the Year for this weekend's FAI Cup final
Influential midfielder Chris Shields is suspended for Sunday’s meeting with Shamrock Rovers due to his eight yellow cards.
# Double delight
McEleney the FAI Cup hero as Dundalk bag second double in four years before 30,412 spectators
Goals from Sean Hoare and Patrick McEleney helped Dundalk secure the FAI Cup on Sunday.
# Drama Galore
Hoare goes from hero to villain as Dundalk and Cork City score in frantic few minutes at FAI Cup final
Dundalk’s Sean Hoare got Dundalk off the mark only to concede a penalty 60 seconds later.
AS IT HAPPENED
Cork City v Dundalk, FAI Cup final
We were live at the Aviva Stadium as Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk chased a league and cup double.
# Going for nothing
Free tickets offered for FAI Cup finals in the hopes of boosting attendance figures
All U16s clubs and below as well as schools around the country will be given free admittance.
# Winning
17-year-old Kiernan stars as sensational Shels claim FAI Cup glory
Mark Leavy’s side gained revenge after they were beaten by Wexford Youths in last year’s final.
# Pressure drop
Dundalk on the cusp of double-double but Gartland says 'there's no pressure on us'
A win against Cork City tomorrow at the Aviva will see the Premier Division champions retain the FAI Cup.
# switching sides
12 months on from sitting on Dundalk's bench, Maguire out for FAI Cup glory with Cork
The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s top scorer feels like his has proven himself since leaving the Lilywhites for the Leesiders.
# blinkers on
'Obviously the cup final is there but we just have to focus on Zenit' - Kenny
Premier Division champions Dundalk are trying to tackle this hectic week one challenge at a time.
# Opinion
Women's FAI Cup final penalty shootout fiasco was utterly avoidable
There were farcical scenes at the climax of Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Rebel Rebel
Cork City boss looking to call upon spirit of '98 and upset the odds again in FAI cup final
Rebels boss John Caulfield believes today’s showcase against Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium could go to extra-time or even penalties.
# final day
'An absolute honour to be involved in occasions like this' - Dreams of the double drive Dundalk
Lilywhites boss Stephen Kenny and Gary Rogers both know what it takes to win the FAI Cup final.
# Showpiece
Seven reasons why you shouldn't miss Sunday's FAI Cup final
Irish football’s top two teams will square off.
# column
FAI Cup final's success has little to do with FAI and everything to do with people who actually care
In his latest column, John O’Sullivan criticises the association’s severe lack of promotion around this Sunday’s showcase.
# Opinion
Stuart Byrne column: Unfair to cast aspersions about the league after one match
In his final column of the season, Stuey discusses Roddy’s remarks and how improvements can be made to marketing the LOI.
# Top marksman
Fagan out to end another Saints record in FAI Cup final
After scoring 20 league goals for St Pat’s this season, the striker will lead the line for them against Derry City on Sunday.
# big day
FAI Cup final: Rogers aiming to continue Sligo's tradition of goalkeeping heroics
The Sligo Rovers number one believes a win in the Aviva Stadium this afternoon will make up for missing out on back-to-back league titles.
# Vote
What is the greatest FAI Cup final of all-time?
The competition’s sponsors are asking fans to vote on their favourite.