# FAI Cup

Last year
# Rise
From getting Damien Duff's autograph to plotting his downfall in cup final
Ruaidhrí Higgins originally met the Ireland legend as a 13-year-old.
# Final Four
Fixture details confirmed for FAI Cup semi-finals
Both semi-finals will be televised live on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player.
# Star Power
World Cup winner makes full debut as Shelbourne earn thrilling cup win
Heather O’Reilly started as her side came from two goals down to stun Peamount.
# Rout
New signing scores 15-minute hat-trick as Derry hit 7 to end Oliver Bond's cup dream
Dundee loanee Declan Glass has made a swift impact on his debut.
# Pot Luck
Shamrock Rovers paired with non-league outfit in FAI Cup draw
Bangor Celtic host Stephen Bradley’s men while holders St Pat’s face Waterford.
# difference maker
Praise for ex-Shamrock Rovers star after 26-second impact
Aaron McEneff starred as Hearts beat St Mirren.
All time
# Wave Goodbye
'I understand the club and supporters will be disappointed' - Stephen O'Donnell
The Dundalk-bound head coach confirmed his St Pat’s departure this evening.
Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, FAI Cup final
Bohemians face St Patrick’s Athletic in the season’s climactic encounter.
# Mind Games
‘One of my good mates is a massive Bohs fan and he's trying to get in my head’
Chris Forrester gives his pre-cup final thoughts on the back of an impressive season with St Pat’s.
# chaotic
‘The boys never stop, Jesus… I just hear the walls going boom, getting hit with balls. It's a madhouse’
Georgie Kelly on sharing a place with teammates, FAI Cup final doubts and what the future holds.
# Dublin Derby
Lyons stunner sees Bohemians past Shamrock Rovers in fiery FAI Cup clash
Ali Coote had opened the scoring with a brilliant strike, before Roberto Lopes equalised for the Hoops.
# top pro
'I wasn’t going to come here and start swanning around thinking I owned the gaff'
With Shamrock Rovers on the cusp of a historic double, Joey O’Brien talks about the joy of delivering glory for his hometown club.
# Boost
Dundalk overcome Bohemians to seal place in FAI Cup semis
A David McMillan brace late in the first half, added to goals from Michael Duffy and Nathan Oduwa, proved the difference.
# Pot Luck
Holders Wexford Youths to face Galway as FAI Cup draw made
Meanwhile, 2016 champions Shelbourne play last year’s runners-up Peamount United in a Dublin derby.
# Rise
'I initially signed for €200 part-time, the best-paid player was on €500'
Brian Gartland has been a crucial part of Dundalk’s remarkable rise in recent seasons.
# Interview
'We have a chance to be part of history... There is no point trying to hide from it'
Stephen Bradley has urged his Shamrock Rovers players to embrace the big occasion today.
# disparity
'When you’re going from a 9-0 win to facing Wexford, you have to question if that’s the right preparation'
Aine O’Gorman will be hoping to inspire Peamount to a win in this weekend’s FAI Cup final.
# Crunch time
'Does winning this game define the season? I think that's fair to say'
Ronan Finn is hoping to lead Shamrock Rovers to a first FAI Cup triumph since 1987 on Sunday.
# Interview
'You might meet friends for a drink... They'll say: Jeez, you were poor last week'
Shamrock Rovers’ Sean Kavanagh on banter with his mates and returning home from England.
# Schooled
Sligo swat Students aside to book their place in FAI Cup semis
Ronan Coughlan’s early goal sets Bit O’Red on their way to victory.
# Winning
Perfect start for new boss Tarnogrodzki, as UCD dump out Pat's
Yoyo Mahdy and Liam Kerrigan got the goals for the Students.
# unchained melody
Fenn watches on as First-Division Galway send Cork City packing
The former City striker is expected to take the reins from current boss John Cotter next week.
# Underdogs
'It would be a massive, massive upset' - The Donegal side aiming to pull off an FAI Cup giantkilling
Glengad United take on Waterford this Saturday.
# Wrap
Premier Division sides advance on busy day of FAI Cup action
UCD and Waterford were among the winners this afternoon.
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.
# Reckless
Dundalk defender Cleary lucky to avoid red for rash two-footed challenge
And Patrick McEleney has just given the hosts the lead in their FAI Cup semi-final against UCD.
# Last Four
Corcoran nets twice as Bohemians defeat Derry to set up FAI cup semi-final with Cork City
Dan Casey also scored as Bohemians triumphed at Brandywell.
# Winning
Dundalk get cup revenge on Cobh after Monday's shock loss
Finalists in each of the past three seasons, the victory continues the Lilywhites’ record of having negotiated every first round affair since 2010.
# cup football
Cork City to begin FAI Cup defence with trip to renowned Dublin schoolboy club
Home Farm will host the League of Ireland champions next month.
# safe pair of hands
McNulty: 'A lot of people didn't give us any credit for winning the league. Doubt us now'
Cork City’s goalkeeper says doing the double is ‘an unbelievable feeling’.
# Spot kicks
Cork City claim a first-ever double after penalty drama in the FAI Cup final
The game had ended 1-1 after extra-time at the Aviva Stadium.
Cork City v Dundalk, FAI Cup final
Cork faced Dundalk, as they sought to finish a memorable season on a high.
# Potential
The Leaving Cert student and Cork minor GAA star set to compete in the FAI Cup final
The multi-talented Saoirse Noonan chats to The42 ahead of her side’s clash with UCD Waves at the Aviva on Sunday.
# shots fired
Cork City's 'F*** the Lilywhites' chant is 'out of the gutter' - Stephen Kenny
The Dundalk boss has had a pop at their main rivals just days out from the FAI Cup final.
# doubt me now
'There are a lot of haters out there. People love to hate me'
Dylan Connolly is ready to prove himself at Dundalk — starting with this Sunday’s FAI Cup final.
# Rebel forces
Cork City inch ever closer to a domestic double by clinching FAI Cup final place
Garry Buckley’s first-half strike proved the difference against Munster rivals Limerick.
# Comfortable
Dylan Connolly's strike the pick of the bunch as Dundalk's FAI Cup pedigree continues
Stephen Kenny’s side breezed past local rivals Drogheda to seal a place in the final-four.
# miele buíochas
Brandon Miele hits a hat-trick but Rovers are pushed hard by spirited Bluebell side
The game was put out of sight once the Leinster Senior League side were reduced to 10 men.
# Dug In
Limerick hit Galway on the double to reach FAI Cup semi-final
Goals from Rodrigo Tosi and Shane Duggan saw Limerick run out deserved winners.
# Interview
'This is probably the biggest game in our history'
Bluebell United’s Shane Stritch chats to The42 ahead of their FAI Cup quarter-final against Shamrock Rovers tonight.