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(Northern) Ireland Players in the FAI Cup Final

This FAI Cup trophy was
replaced in 2007
The Irish Free State Cup (now the FAI Cup) was the first major domestic competition founded by the fledgeling Football Association of Ireland. Prior to partition, clubs from "southern" Ireland had competed in the Irish Cup. 

Liam Coyle played in five
finals, winning it three times
Two Dublin-based teams had previously won the Irish Cup, Shelbourne (3 times) and Bohemians (once). 

Two clubs based within Northern Ireland have won the FAI Cup, Belfast-based Alton United and Derry City (5 times).

To date, 32 players capped at senior level by the Irish FA have won the FAI Cup at least once, with Liam Coyle and Paddy Moore the most successful with three wins each. In addition, listed below, are winners capped at Amateur, Victory or Under-21 level, along with players included in Northern Ireland senior squads.

Player

Caps

Club(s)

Finals

Wins

Runners-Up

Liam Coyle

1

Derry City

5

3

1989

1995

2002i

2

1994

1997

 

Paddy Moore

1

Shamrock Rovers

3

3

1931

1932

1936

Michael Duffy

U21

Dundalk, Derry City

5

2

2018

2020

 

3

2014

2017

2019

Owen Madden

1

Cork United

5

2

1941

1947

3

1936

1942

1943

Tommy Eglington

6

Shamrock Rvrs, Cork Hibs

4

2

1944

1945

 

2

1946

1963

 

Sean McCarthy

Vict

Cork United

4

2

1941

1947

2

1942

1943

Peter Farrell

7

Shamrock Rovers

3

2

1944

1945

 

1

1946

 

 

Jimmy Bermingham

Amat

Bohemians, Drumcondra

2

2

1927

1928

Eddie McCallion

U21

Derry City

2

2

2002 i

2006

 

 

 

 

 

Tony O'Doherty

2

Finn Harps, Dundalk

2

2

1974

1981

Gerard Doherty

squad

Derry City

3

1

2012

 

 

2

2008

2014

 

Paddy Duffy

Amat

Cork United

3

1

1941

2

1942

1943

Alan Mannus

9

Shamrock Rovers

3

1

2019

 

 

2

2010

2020

 

Jackie O'Driscoll

3

Waterford, Cork United

3

1

1947

2

1941

1943

Felix Healy

4

Derry City

2

1

1989

 

 

1

1988

 

 

Ruaidhri Higgins

U21

Derry City

2

1

2006

2012

1

2008

Tommy Jackson

35

Waterford

2

1

1980

 

 

1

1979

 

 

Dean Jarvis

U21

Dundalk, Derry City

2

1

2018

1

2014

Jack McCarthy

Amat

Bohemians

2

1

1928

 

 

1

1929

 

 

Johnny McMahon

Amat

Bohemians

2

1

1928

1

1929

Rory Patterson

5

Derry City

2

1

2012

 

 

1

2014

 

 

Harry Buckle

3

Fordsons

1

1

1926

Liam Burns

U21

Bohemians

1

1

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Carey

Amat

St. James's Gate

1

1

1922

Harry Chatton

3

Cork

1

1

1934

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron Dummigan

U21

Dundalk

1

1

2020

Jimmy Dunne

7

Shamrock Rovers

1

1

1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Farrell

1

Bohemians

1

1

1935

Sean Friars

U21

Derry City

1

1

2002 i

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Gilmore

Amat

Dundalk

1

1

1958

Denis Hannon

6

Athlone Town

1

1

1924

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Harkin

5

Finn Harps

1

1

1974

Frank Heaney

Amat

St. James's Gate

1

1

1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Horlacher

Amat

Bohemians

1

1

1935

Peter Kavanagh

1

Bohemians

1

1

1928

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Kelly

1

Fordsons

1

1

1926

Daniel Lafferty

13

Shamrock Rovers

1

1

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Leatham

1

Dundalk

1

1

1942

Con Martin

6

Drumcondra

1

1

1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermot McCaffrey

U21

Derry City

1

1

2012

Pat McCourt

18

Derry City

1

1

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane McEleney

U21

Derry City

1

1

2012

Malachy McKinney

Amat

Fordsons

1

1

1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim McLaughlin

12

Dundalk

1

1

1977

Jackie McManus

Amat

Dundalk

1

1

1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ned Weir

1

Cork United

2

2

1942

1943

Davy Cochrane

12

Shamrock Rovers

1

 

 

 

 

1

1946

 

 

Martin Donnelly

Amat

Drogheda United

1

1

1976

Bill Hayes

4

Cork United

1

 

 

 

 

1

1942

 

 

Philip Lowry

U21

Derry City

1

1

2014

Jimmy McAlinden

4

Shamrock Rovers

1

 

 

 

 

1

1946

 

 

Kevin McAlinden

Amat

Cork United

1

1

1943

Dan McCaffrey

Amat

Drumcondra

1

 

 

 

 

1

1961

 

 

Niall McGinn

67+

Derry City

1

1

2008

Sam Morrow

U21

Derry City

1

 

 

 

 

1

2008

 

 

Alec Morton

Amat

Bohemians

1

1

1929

Kevin O'Flanagan

Amat

Bohemians

1

 

 

 

 

1

1945

 

 

Alan Paterson

Amat

Sligo Rovers

1

1

1978

Dean Shiels

14

Dundalk

1

 

 

 

 

1

2016

 

 

Alex Stevenson

17

Dolphin

1

1

1932

Tommy Stewart

U21

Shamrock Rovers

1

 

 

 

 

1

2010

 

 

Brendan Tully

Amat

Drogheda United

1

1

1976

Charlie Tully

10

Cork Hibernians

1

 

 

 

 

1

1960

 

 

Chris Turner

U21

Shamrock Rovers

1

1

2010

Paddy Waters

Vict

Bohemians

1

 

 

 

 

1

1945

 

 

i - there were two FAI Cups in the 2002 season as the FAI shifted their season from a "winter" to summer calander. 2002i refers to the second "inerim" cup.

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