2015 League of Ireland Cup

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2015 League of Ireland Cup
EA Sports Cup
Country  Republic of Ireland
Dates 9 March - 19 September
Teams 24
Champions St. Patrick's Athletic
Runners-up Galway United
Matches played 23

The 2015 League of Ireland Cup, known for sponsorship reasons as the 2015 EA Sports Cup, is the 42nd season of the Irish football knockout competition.

Teams

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4


Clubs denoted with * received a bye into Second Round

First Round

The draw for the First Round took place on 10 February 2015. [1] The First Round games were played on the 9th and 10th of March 2015.


Second Round

The draw for the second round took place on the 18th of March. [2] The draw was regionalised based on geographical pools. Ties were played on Monday, April 6 & Tuesday, April 7.


Quarter Finals

The draw for the quarter finals took place on Wednesday, April 15. The draw was an open draw, following on from previous draws made on a regional basis. Ties were played Monday, May 18 & Tuesday, May 19.

Semi Finals

Ties were played Monday, August 3.

Final

The EA Sports Cup Final was played on Saturday, 19 September. The match took place at Eamonn Deacy Park, following a coin-toss for home advantage, and was screened live on Setanta Sports. St Patrick's Athletic won the tie on penaties, following a scoreless draw.[3][4][5]

References

  1. http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0210/679219-euro-clubs-receive-bye-in-ea-sports-cup/
  2. http://www.goal.com/en-ie/news/3942/ireland/2015/03/18/9949242/ea-sports-cup-second-round-draw-sligo-rovers-to-host-derry
  3. "St Patrick's Athletic crowned EA Sports Cup champions after penalty drama". Irish Independent. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Galway United 0 St Patrick's Athletic 0". Goal.com. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "St Patrick's Athletic scoop EA Sports Cup for the third time in their history after penalty shootout win over Galway United". Irish Mirror. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>