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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# FAI Cup

Last year
2022
# Honour
Remembering Izzy Dezu – A gentle giant still loved by all
Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the promising Shelbourne striker’s tragic death during a match at the age of 16, The42 finds out how his legacy lives on.
# Sitting Out
'I feel sorry for the young kid' - Damien Duff sympathy over cup final suspension
Derry City Sadou Diallomisses Sunday’s game.
# PICTURETHIS
'I felt that I had blood on my hands... I’d have no honour if I left'
Ahead of today’s FAI Cup semi-final with Waterford, The42 caught up with Shelbourne’s Luke Byrne and Seán Boyd to look through pictures of the moments that have shaped them.
# Shels Shocked
Boyd on the double as Shelbourne dominate Bohemians to book FAI Cup semi-final spot
Damien Duff’s side secured a 3-0 win to dump last season’s finalists out of the competition.
Curran hat-trick helps Treaty United power past UCD and into semi-finals
Treaty United march on to their first ever FAI Cup semi-final.
# Upset
Waterford stun Dundalk to book place in FAI Cup semi-finals after 5-goal thriller
Phoenix Patterson scored a brilliant goal as the First Division side knocked Dundalk out of the FAI Cup.
# Last Eight
Derry to host Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne take on Bohemians in FAI Cup quarter-finals
The fixtures are set to be played on the weekend ending 18 September.
# FAI Cup
Lyons scores extra-time winner to send Shamrock Rovers into FAI Cup quarter-finals
Shamrock Rovers’ search for a league and cup double is still on.
# Luck of the Draw
Holders face tricky trip and another Dublin derby ahead in FAI Cup semi-finals
Meanwhile, Shelbourne are inviting teams from across Dublin to attend their WNL game for free this Saturday.
# Pairings
Just one top-flight clash as second round draw for FAI Cup is made
Shamrock Rovers will travel to face Drogheda later this month.
# statement
Cobh Ramblers 'thankful' no injuries caused by pitch fence collapse
Sunday’s FAI Cup match was halted temporarily following the incident.
# shocked
St Pat's and Sligo Rovers both suffer shock FAI Cup exits after European progress
Waterford beat the Saints 3-2 at Richmond Park while fellow First Division side Wexford edged out the Bit O’Red 2-1 after extra time.
# cup wrap
Second-half blitz sees Dundalk past Longford on night of no shocks in FAI Cup first round
There were a series of one-sided scorelines as the Cup got underway.
# mark the diary
Dates and kick-off times confirmed for FAI Cup first round fixtures
Reigning champions St Patrick’s Athletic host Waterford at Richmond Park on Sunday, 31 July.
All time
# benson and no hedging
'A lot of people said to me, 'What are you doing?' - Pat's move pays off for Cup final hero Benson
Robbie Benson raised eyebrows when he left a successful Dundalk side for Richmond Park, but helped deliver FAI Cup glory.
# loan star
'Magnificent signing' Jaros returns to Liverpool with perfect Pat's sign-off
The young goalkeeper was terrific in the FAI Cup final victory, the final game of his loan spell from Liverpool.
# Dublin 4
Gardaí respond after violent clashes ahead of FAI Cup final
Investigations are ongoing. There are no reports of any arrests.
# Dubliners
Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin
Ahead of tomorrow’s FAI Cup final, The42 met Bohemians captain Keith Buckley and St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker Chris Forrester for a tour of the places closest to them in the capital.
# Super Saints
Pats book place in cup decider with victory over Dundalk
The Lilywhites look to be without European football next season.
# LOI
'I couldn’t see or speak, I was struggling to move' - Desmond eyes Cup glory having battled back from horror injury
Saint Patrick’s Athletic face Dundalk in the semi-final of the FAI Cup tonight.
# Last Four
Dublin clubs avoid each other as FAI Cup semi-final draw is made
The ties will be played on the week ending 24 October.
# Replay
Relief for Dundalk after extra-time win over Finn Harps in cup quarter-final
It finished 3-1 in tonight’s replay in Oriel Park.
# Magic of the Cup
FAI confirm cup final fixture details for late November showdown
The announcement was made ahead of this Friday’s semi-final draw.
# crisis
Dundalk's injury problems compounded by Covid outbreak on eve of FAI Cup replay
A combination of Covid, injury and suspension will leave Vinny Perth without 11 players for tomorrow’s meeting with Finn Harps.
# Super Saints
St Pat's keep FAI Cup bid on course with comfortable win over Wexford
Darragh Burns’ brace and Rónán Coughlan’s penalty give Pat’s a 3-0 win.
# Blues Run The Game
Waterford break UCD hearts with stoppage-time winner in Belfield
Colm Whelan’s penalty miss proves costly as Prince Mutswunguma sends Waterford into the FAI Cup semi-finals.
# bohs brilliance
Bohemians end Maynooth University Town's fairytale FAI Cup run
The Gypsies were 4-0 winners over over their 10-man Leinster Senior League opposition.
# Last Eight
Bohemians to host Maynooth University Town in FAI Cup quarter-finals
Meanwhile UCD will host Waterford while St Patrick’s Athletic take on Wexford.
# Bucket List
Ali Coote in talks over new Bohs deal as he eyes more Aviva glory in FAI Cup
The talented winger has been a standout performer this season and is determined to help Keith Long’s side finally pick up a trophy.
# FAI Cup
St Pat's beat Cork on penalties after late drama at Turner's Cross
The game was scoreless until the 88th minute but finished 1-1.
# Family ties
'Now fans are back I can hear my Nanny shouting at me over the manager'
Dave Webster turned 32 last month and continues to fight the good fight in search of silverware in the League of Ireland – watched closely by his family.
# fall from grace
'Talk is cheap. We need to keep our best players and hope the club is doing things right'
Dundalk centre back Andy Boyle admits there could soon be an end of an era at Oriel Park.
# Out Of The Hat
FAI Cup second round draw pits Bohemians against Shamrock Rovers
The clash between the Dublin rivals was the standout tie in the draw.
# Underdogs
Cork City advance in FAI Cup with shock win over Sligo Rovers
Dale Holland struck a dramatic late winner to send Cork through.
# Candystripes
Derry beat 9-man Drogheda United on penalties to advance in FAI Cup
Drogheda’s Dane Massey, James Brown and manager Tim Clancy were all given their marching orders.
# astonishing scenes
Ex-Liverpool striker scores 124th-minute equaliser from own half in Athlone's crazy FAI Cup loss to 10-man Waterford
Athlone were beaten on penalties after a bonkers 4-4 draw in the FAI Cup.
# motoring on
Shamrock Rovers see off Galway in the FAI Cup
Rory Gaffney scored one goal and created another.
# The Cup
Holders Dundalk to visit Treaty United, Bohs away to Cork's Corinthians in first round
Last season’s beaten finalists Shamrock Rovers will host Galway United, while there will be four all-non-league ties.
AS IT HAPPENED
Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, FAI Cup final
Dundalk were crowned cup champions at the Aviva Stadium after extra time.
# LASTING EFFECTS
'It was the hallucinations, the heart palpitations... I was ringing Dr Alan Byrne at 5.30am the night of the Finland game'
Jack Byrne reveals the full extent of Covid-19 battle as he opens up on his club future and dealing with international spotlight ahead of today’s FAI Cup final.