FAI Senior Cup: UCD’s Scoreline History

UCD AFC’s matches in the FAI Senior Cup.

UCD AFC’s Historian Declan Hughes was a huge source of information for the details of this article.  Especially results and scorers from UCD’s years before joining the League of Ireland.  Without Declan collecting this knowledge, so much of UCD’s history would be lost.

The 2018 campaign brought more pride to UCD AFC with wins over Pike Rovers, CIE Ranch (our first triumph in a tie that went to extra-time) and Waterford FC in the quarter-finals.  There was huge excitement as First Division Champions UCD AFC traveled away to Oriel Park, but a wonder strike from The Lilywhites’ Pat McEleney just before half-time brought that great cup run to an end.

UCD lifted the trophy in 1984 against Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers.  That campaign saw UCD play and win three times at Tolka Park. Joe Hanrahan 41 mins and Ken O’Doherty in 6th minute injury time brought the trophy to Belfield for the one and only time. UCD added to the 1984 triumph with another win over Shamrock Rovers at Tolka Park in 1988.   Bookending the Hoops three-in-a-row. The next best campaign was 2007 reaching the Semi-Final with wins over Salthill Devon, Dundalk FC and Derry City before losing to Premier Division bottom club Longford Town at Belfield Park.

2014 Sherriff YC‘s 3-1 win at UCD Bowl brought a proud record of never losing to a team outside of the League of Ireland to an end.

Our record has been very modest, UCD’s second ever match win in the competition was the year we lifted the trophy in 1984.  The expansion of the early rounds to include more clubs outside of the League of Ireland meant UCD improved the overall win rate.

UCD have played our first FAI Senior Cup game against Shamrock Rovers at their home ground of Windy Arbour in 1921/22. UCD AFC hosted their first FAI Senior Cup game against Bray Unknowns (1939).

Of course no History of UCD in the FAI Senior Cup would be complete without mentioning the UCD (Leinster Senior League) side that reached the FAI Cup through the Intermediate Cup in 2009 and UCD Fans enjoyed TWO UCD teams in the FAI Cup.  Since then the rules for the FAI Cup have changed so that UCD (LSL) are excluded from qualifying. When the UCD (LSL) team reaches the last thirty-two of the FAI Intermediate Cup the side they’re paired with qualifies for the FAI Senior Cup draw.

Date & VenueRoundHome Team,
Score & Scorers
Away Team,
Score & Scorers
Round Two (last 16)
Friday 21st July 2023
The UCD Bowl ko 19:45
Round One (Last 32)UCD AFC 3
Jack Keaney 23', Brendan Frahill og 56', Danny Norris 62'
2 Cobh Ramblers
Dale Holland 16'
Dean Larkin 70'
Premier beat First.
UCD went behind, Jack Keaney, og and Danny Norris assist from Jesse Dempsey gave the lead. Jack Keaney awarded the goal by Belfield no Own goals rule.
2022 Friday 16th SeptemberQuarter Finals (last 8)Treaty United 4
Enda Curran 26'(pen), 41', 50'
William Armshaw 66'
Thomas Lonergan 79'
First Division host Premier Division
UCD Supporters bus there, brought back several International students who travelled down on spec.
2022 Friday 26th August, Eamonn Deacy Park ko 19:45Round two (last 16)Galway United 2
Mikie Rowe 44'
Max Hemmings 65'
Tommy Lonergan 17', 87'
Dylan Duffy 51'
First Division challengers, Premier Division
2022 Friday 29th July, The UCD Bowl Round one (last 32)UCD AFC 3
Tommy Lonergan 30' 34'
Michael Gallagher 75'
0 Cockhill Celtic FCUlster Senior League Champions for ten consecutive years.
2021 Friday 17th September
The UCD Bowl
Quarter Final (last 8)UCD AFC 2
Colm Whelan 12'
Liam Kerrigan 49'
3 Waterford FC
Junior Quitirna 36'
Phoenix Patterson (pen) 66'
Prince Mutswunguma 90+4'
Brian Murphy saved Colm Whelan's penalty 72'
Waterford Premier Division. UCD AFC beat Waterford in Promotion/Relegation play-off to take their place in Premier Div for 2022.
2021 Friday 27th August
The UCD Bowl
Round 2 (last 16)UCD AFC 2
Paul Doyle 69'
Colm Whelan 80'
1 Longford Town
Dean Williams 71'
LTFC Premier Div.
2021 Friday 23rd July
The UCD Bowl
Round 1 (last 32)
Colm Whelan pen 56'
Harvey O'Brien 81'
0 ShelbourneFirst FAI Cup against Shelbourne.
2020 Sunday 30th August
The UCD Bowl
Round 2 (last 16)
Rd. 1 BYE
Paul Doyle 7'
3 Sligo Rovers
Kyle Cadden-McFadden 16'
Ronan Coughlan 66'
Jesse Devers 79'
Restricted entry, No Fans Allowed during Covid-19 Pandemic. 19 SSE AL clubs only.
2019 Sat 07th September
The Showgrounds
Quarter-FinalSligo Rovers 4
Ronan Coughlan 8'
Conor Kearns 33' (og)
Regan Donelan 54' pen
Niall Watson 89'
0 UCD AFCConor Kearns conceded when a shot cannoned off the cross bar, deflected in from the leaping goalkeeper. 10 days later Kearns conceded an og again against Sligo when a corner deflected off his gloves behind him into the net.
2019 Friday 23rd August
The UCD Bowl
2nd Round (last 16)UCD AFC 3
Yousef 'Yoyo Mahdy' 21'
Liam Kerrigan 27', 46'
1 St. Patrick's Athletic
Conor Clifford 81'
UCD Manager Collie O'Neill parted company with UCD on Monday before game. U19 Manager Maciej Tarnogrodzki took over in mid-week. 1st cup win over St. Pats.
2019 Sun August 11th
UCD Bowl
Rd 1 (last 32)UCD AFC 5
Yousef 'Yoyo' Mahdy 50'
Jason 'Jay' McClelland 60'
Richard 'Richie' O'Farrell 73'
Liam Kerrigan (2) 83', 90'
2 Letterkenny Rovers
BJ Banda (2) 22', 77'
Ulster Senior League.
4 UCD scorers.
2018 Sept 28th
Oriel Park 19:30
Semi-FinalDundalk FC 1
Pat McEleney 40'
0 UCD AFCThird Semi-Final in UCD history.
Live on RTÉ TWO
UCD play the game after lifting First Division trophy. Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJtAHqnEbMk
2018 Sept 07th
UCD Bowl
Quarter-FinalUCD AFC 2
Conor Davis 20'
Timmy Molloy 26'
1 Waterford FC
Stanley Aborah 77' (Pen)
Third ever quarter-final win att: 750 est
4th cup tie, 5th game, 5th venue against Waterford
First Div beats Premier.
2018 Aug 24th
Greenogue (Peamount Utd.)
Rd 2, last 16CIE Ranch 2
Dan Tobin og 8'
Edward Smith 16'
Yoyo Mahdy 31', 107'
Jay McClelland 89', 111'
Sean McDonald 99'
Gary O'Neill 116'
AET. 1st win when tie went to extra-time. Most goals in away cup tie. UCD 2-0 down. Gary Sullivan (CIE) s/o 2nd half. Leinster Senior League 1st Div winning season
2018 Aug 10th
UCD Bowl
Rd 1, last 16UCD AFC 2
Timmy Molloy 24'
Conor Davis 86'
0 Pike RoversLimerick & District League. Davis scored on full debut. 1st Div winning season
2017 Aug 11th
Stradbrook (Blackrock RFC)
1st Rd, Last 32Cabinteely FC 3
Kieran 'Marty' Waters 43'
Anthony Dolan 51'
Ryan Swan 58'
Ben Hanrahan 56'
Ex-UCD Waters and Swan score. Hanrahan son of Peter Hanrahan and nephew of Joe Hanrahan who scored in Cup Final 1984
2016 September
UCD Bowl
4th, Quarter Finals (last 8)UCD AFC 01 Dundalk (Holders)
Ciaran Kilduff 66'
RTÉ's Soccer Republic highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVU4sA_DmDw
2016 20 August
UCD Bowl
3rd, Last sixteenUCD AFC 3
Ryan Swan 5, Kieran 'Marty' Waters 26', Liam Scales 78'
1 Janesboro
Michael Ryan 38'
Limerick & District League
Ryan Swan scoring joined his father Derek (2001) as scoring for UCD AFC in FAI Cup. 100th UCD game since 1921/22
2016 20th May
UCD Bowl
2nd, Last 32UCD AFC 4
Gary O'Neill3'
Greg Sloggett 34'
Kieran 'Marty' Waters 45'
Ryan Swan 68'
3 Bray Wanderers
Ryan Brennan 46' 48', 56'
UCD 3-0 up at HT on Premier Division team. 3-3 Ryan Brennan hat-trick. Gary O'Neill misses penalty but og wins. 1st Div beats premier.
2015 31st May
UCD Bowl
2nd, Last 32UCD AFC 1
Chris Mulhall 90'
3 Sheriff YC
Kevin Lynch 37'
Sean Murphy 50'
Mark Higgins 77'
Amateur Union League
1st time ever to lose to team outside of LOI. UCD nemesis John Lester played for Sheriff YC
2014 06th June
UCD Bowl
2nd, Last 32UCD AFC 1
Robbie Creevy 68'
3 Galway FC
Jason Molloy 29'
Stephen Walsh 59'
Jake Keegan 90'
Galway FC only ever cup campaign.
Premier loses to 1st.
2013 01st June
Richmond Park
2nd, last 32St. Patrick's Athletic 4
Christy Fagan 21', 52'
Jake Kelly 62'
Gary Matthews og 79'
2012 24th August
UCD Bowl
3rd, last 16UCD AFC 0
1 Derry City
David McDaid 70'
Derry City won 2012 FAI Senior Cup
2012 25th May
UCD Bowl
2nd, last 32UCD AFC 3
Paul O'Conor 27'
Danny Ledwith 76'
Graham Rusk 81'
1 Phoenix FC
Keith Dawson 33' pen
Leinster Senior League
2011 05th Sept
UCD Bowl
4th Replay, last 16UCD AFC 1
Mick Leahy 25'
6 Shamrock Rvrs
Billy Dennehy 4',41',71'
Chris Turner 18'
Gary McCabe 25' pen
Gary O'Neill 90+1'
Biggest FAI Cup defeat ever. Ger Barron UCD 'Keeper saves penalty from Billy Dennehy but scores on rebound
6th different venue for UCD to play SRFC in cup games.
2011 29th August
Tallaght Stadium
4th, last 16Shamrock Rvrs 2
Karl Sheppard 61'
Ciaran Kilduff 70'
Pat Flynn s/o 80'
Samir Belhout 74'
Robbie Creevy 81'
2-0 down, UCD earned replay.
2011 03 June
UCD Bowl
3rd, last 32Cherry Orchard 1
Alan McNevin 80'
Sean Russell 34'
Stephen Doyle 67'
Leinster Senior League
Game moved to UCD Bowl
2010 27th August
UCD Bowl
4th, last 16UCD AFC 2
Ciaran Kilduff 83', 87'
3 Bray Wanderers
Shane O'Neill 10'
Jake Kelly 54', 68'
2nd time (2010 and 2005) Bray went 3-0 up and won 3-2 with grandstand finish.
2010 04th June
Hunky Dory's
3rd, last 32Drogheda Utd 1
Michael Daly 36'
Chris Mulhall 41'
David McMillan 76'
2009 15th Aug
Tallaght Stadium
4th, last 16Shamrock Rvrs 3
Dessie Baker 25', 56'
Paddy Kavanagh 31'
Ciaran Kilduff 13'
1st FAI cup game at Tallaght Stadium. UCD 'keeper Billy Brennan saves a penalty from Dessie Baker at 3-1. 1st Div winning season.
2009 14th June3rd, last 32UCD AFC 3
Timmy Purcell 35'
John 'Rocko' Reilly 39'
Ciaran Kilduff 66'
1 Arklow Town
Darragh Murray 14'
Willie Doyle in nets because Arklow squad had no keeper. Defeated victors of UCD (LSL)
2009 24 May
UCD Bowl
2nd Rd.UCD AFC 1
(Leinster Senior League)
2 Arklow TownQualified via Intermediate Cup. Willie Doyle former UCD striker went into goal after Arklow keeper sent off.
2008 24th June
UCD Bowl
3rd Replay, last 32UCD AFC 01 Monaghan Utd
Robbie Collins 15'
Premier loses to First.
1st FAI Cup game at UCD Bowl.
2008 20th June
3rd, last 32Monaghan United 00 UCD AFC
2007 28th October
Belfield Park
Semi-FinalUCD AFC 01 Longford Town
Robbie Martin 39'
Last FAI Cup game at Belfield Park.
2007 21st Sept.
The Brandywell
4th, Quarter FinalDerry City (Holders) 01 UCD AFC
Conor Sammon 60'
Fifth quarter-final in seven years. Conor Sammon three goals in three rds. Defeated the Holders.
2007 16th August
Oriel Park
3rd, last 32Dundalk FC 1
Robbie Doyle
Derek Doyle
Conor Sammon (90)
Last minute winner.
2007 16 June
2nd, last 32Salthill Devon 0

Conor Sammon 22'
Derek Doyle 22'
Conan Byrne 39' 90'+
2006 1st October
The Brandywell
4th, Quarter FinalDerry City 2
Mark Farren 65' pen
Kevin McHugh 67'
2006 26th August
Belfield Park
3rd, last 16UCD AFC 3
Ronan Finn 28' 46'
Stephen Hurley
1 Limerick FC
Robbie Kelleher 25'
UCD nemesis John Lester played for Limerick.
2006 26th May
Buckley Park
2nd, last 32Kilkenny City 02 UCD AFC
Alan Cawley pen 33'
Pat McWalter 85'
Last FAI Cup for Kilkenny City.
2005 Sept. 23
Carlisle Grounds
Quarter FinalBray Wanderers 3
Paul Murphy 12'
Derek Tyrell 43'
Kieran Tarzan O'Brien 61'
Robbie Martin 64'
Pat McWalter 83'
granstand finish. Frenchman Damien Dupuy (UCD) brought down in the box in last minute, no penalty.
2005 Aug 30th
Belfield Park
3rd Replay, last 16 RUCD AFC 2
Tony McDonnell 41'
Pat McWalter 80'
1 Longford Town (Holders)
Paul Keegan 9'
Beat the Holders
2005 Aug 27th
Strokestown Road
3rd, Last 16Longford Town (Holders) 1
Paul Keegan 27'
Robbie Martin 90' pen
2005 June 10th
Belfield Park
2nd, last 32UCD AFC 2
66'Tony McDonnell
71'Stephen Hurley
0 Dublin City
2004 13th September
United Park
Quarter Final Replay
Drogheda United 3
Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien 73', 93'
John Lester 117'
Robbie Martin 2'
Robbie McAuley 114'
AET (1-1 normal time) John Lester crush UCD dreams 3 minutes from penos.
2004 10th September
Belfield Park
Quarter FinalUCD AFC 00 Drogheda Utd.Big attendance
2004 20th August
Belfield Park
3rd Rd, last 16UCD AFC 5
Pat Sullivan 27'
Pat McWalter 35
Michael O'Donnell 42'
Tony McDonnell 56'
Robbie Martin 71'

0 DrumcondraLeinster Senior League
Biggest FAI Cup winning margin. 5 different Players scoring
2004 Jun 28th '04
Belfield Park
2nd Rd, last 32UCD AFC 1
Sean Finn 24'
0 Cork CityCCFC match report https://www.corkcityfc.ie/home/2004/06/28/ucd-1-0-cork-city/
2003 15th August
United Park
Last 16Drogheda Utd 2
Andy Myler
Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien
0 UCD AFCUCD First Division Champions
2003 25th July
Belfield Park
1st Summer season
Last 32UCD AFC 2
Robbie Griffin 40', 67'
0 BelgroveLeinster Senior League
Pete Mahon manager of Belgrove. Before replacing Paul Doolin at UCD in Sept. 2003
2002 (interim) 14th Aug
Dalymount Park
3rd, Last 16Bohemians 2
Keegan, Rutherford
2002 (interim) 26th July
Belfield Park
2nd, Last 32UCD AFC 2
Robbie Doyle 26', 40'
1 Kildare County
J. Ryan 27' pen
Interim season to transfer to Summer Season.
The July start suited the Eircom League clubs.
2001/02 12 Feb 2002
The Brandywell
Quarter Finals Replay
Derry City 1
Eamonn Doherty 104'
2001/02 10th Feb 2002
Belfield Park
Quarter FinalsUCD AFC 2
Ted O'Connor 25'
Mick O'Donnell 55'
2 Derry City
Sean Hogan 45'
Liam Coyle 90+3'
2001/02 13th Jan 2002
Capco Park, Red Cow
3rd Rd, last 16Cherry Orchard 03 UCD AFC
Robbie Martin 7'
Mick O'Donnell 54'
Kevin Grogan 84'
Leinster Senior League
2001/02 18th Dec.
Belfield Park
2nd Rd Replay last 32UCD AFC 2
Alan McNally 21'
Sean Finn 90+2'
0 Drogheda Utd.
2001/02 14th Dec.
United Park
2nd Rd last 32Drogheda Utd. 1
Gary Cummins 88'
Alan McNally 54'
2000/01 20th Feb
3rd Rd Replay Last 16Waterford Utd 0
win 7-6 on pens
2000/01 04th Feb
Belfield Park
3rd Rd Last 16UCD AFC 2
Derek Swan 44'
Kevin Grogan 60' pen
2 Waterford Utd
Eric Bradley 19'
Kevin Whittle 51'
2000/01 07th Jan
Belfield Park
2nd Rd Last 32
Robbie McAuley 20'
Robbie Martin 77'
Ciaran Martyn 87'
1 Youghal Utd
Murphy 50'
Munster Senior League
1999/00 08th Feb
Belfield Park
3rd Rd Replay, last 16UCD AFC 03 Bohemians
Sean Caffrey 55',
Glen Crowe 87'
R. Kelly 90'
1999/00 Feb 04th
Dalymount Park
3rd Rd, last 16Bohemians 3
Brian Mooney
Mick O'Byrne (2)
UCD took the lead three times. Clive Delaney (UCD) hit the bar. Peter Hanrahan (UCD) suffered a nasty injury from Avery John
1999/00 09th Jan 2000
2nd Rd, last 32Monaghan Utd. 04 UCD AFC
Peter Hanrahan 43', 61'
Martin (78'),
Mick O'Byrne 81'
1998/99 Feb 07th 99
Richmond Park
2nd Rd last 16St. Patrick's Athletic 1
Trevor Molloy
1998/99 Jan 12th 99
Belfield Park
1st Rd Replay, last 32UCD AFC 2
Alan Mahon
Mick O'Byrne
0 Rockmount
1998/99 Jan 10th 99
Rockmount Park, Whitechurch.
1st Rd, last 32Rockmount 1
Ken Kilmurray
Munster Senior League
1997/98 08th Mar 1998
Belfield Park
Quarter FinalsUCD AFC 01 Finn Harps
Shane Bradley
Early headed goal. Finn Harps over-nighted in Dublin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFFSEDR5kX4
1997/98 Feb 10th
2nd Rd replay, last 16Home Farm/Everton 0 1 UCD AFC
Gifford OG
1997/98 Feb 08th 1998
Belfield Park
2nd last 16UCD AFC 1
John Martin
1 Home Farm/Everton
1997/98 Jan 10th 19981st Last 32Kilkenny City 0UCD AFC 4
Jason Sherlock (2), Kavanagh, Bolger
1996/97 Jan 11th 97
Extra Time if needed
2nd Rd last 32UCD AFC 01 Bray Wanderers
Kieran 'Tarzan' O'Brien pen 11'
Bray play cup-tied Alan Smyth (Workman's Club v Skerries Town, 1st Rd Intermediate Cup). UCD didn't object so Bray continued in the competition.
1995/96 Jan 14th
Belfield Park
1st Rd, last 32UCD AFC 1
Terry Palmer
2 Kilkenny City
B. Arrigan pen
1994/95 Mar 01st
Turner's Cross
1st Rd. Second ReplayCork City 1
Pat Morley
0 UCD AFCCork City won the toss for the second replay. Only 2nd replay in UCD history.
1994/95 Feb 26th 95
Turner's Cross
1st Round ReplayCork City 1
Pat Morley pen
Mick O'Byrne (pen)
AET 0-0 after 90 minutes
1994/95 Jan 28th 1995
Belfield Park
1st last 32UCD AFC 1
Jason Sherlock
1 Cork City
Billy Woods 90'
Last minute equaliser. 1st Div winning season
Live on TV (?) Jason Sherlock goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcOQW0UQUsE
1993/94 Feb 10th 94
Belfield Park
1st Round Replay
last 32
Darren O'Brien
3 Finn Harps
Brian Lafferty,
Damien Dunleavy,
Marty Gallagher.
1993/94 Feb 05th
Finn Park
1st Round last 32Finn Harps 1
Damien Dunleavy
Robert Griffin
Switch on of lights at Finn Park. Teeming rain.
1992/93 Mar 10th
Harold's Cross
2nd Round Replay
last 16
St. Patrick's Athletic 1
David Hill
1992/93 Mar 07th
Belfield Park
2nd Round last 16UCD AFC 1
Terry Palmer
1 St. Patrick's Athletic
Pat Kelch
1992/93 Feb 14th
Belfield Park
1st Round last 32UCD AFC 2
Darren O'Brien
Conor Timmons
0 Castleview
Munster Senior League
1991/92 Mar 08th
Harold's Cross
2nd Round last 16St. Patrick's Athletic 2
Mark Ennis
Ciaran Kavanagh
1991/92 16th Feb 1992
Belfield Park
1st Round last 32UCD AFC 3
Paul Cullen
Jason Colwell
1 Finn Harps
Con McLaughlin
1990/91 Mar 14th
Buckley Park
1st Rd ReplayKilkenny City 2
Billy Walsh pen
1990/91 Mar 10th
Belfield Park
1st Round last 32UCD AFC 1
Larry O'Gara
1 Kilkenny City
(0-0 90') extratime needed in 1st game
1989/90 Mar 25th
The Brandywell
2nd Rd, Last 16Derry City 2 (HOLDERS)
Alex Kristic
1989/90 Mar 14th
Belfield Park
1st Round Replay last 32UCD AFC 4
Paul Cullen (4 goals)
0 Bluebell Utd4 goals by Paul Cullen.
Record scoring for UCD Player
1989/90 Mar 11th
Red Cow
1st Round last 16Bluebell United 2
T. Cullen
Conor Timmons (2)
UCD 2-0 down at half-time. Conor Timmons 2 headers from Zoltan Istvan corners in two minutes. Leinster Senior League
1988/89 Feb 19th
Belfield Park
2nd Round last 16UCD AFC 01 Shamrock Rovers
46th minute header from a corner
1988/89 Feb 05th
Belfield Park
1st Round Last 32UCD AFC 2
David Tilson
Peter Hanrahan
0 RockmountMunster Senior League
1987/88 Mar 06th
Belfield Park
5th Rd, last 16UCD AFC 1
Darren O'Brien
2 Longford Town
Clive O'Neill (2 goals)
1987/88 Feb 11th
Tolka Park
4th Rd, last 32Shamrock Rovers 0 (Holders)2 UCD AFC
Mick Kavanagh
Mick McKenna
Beat Holders. triple FAI CUP champions Shamrock Rovers. Bookended 1984 with 1988 with wins in Tolka Park over Shamrock Rovers.
1986/87 Feb 01st
Belfield Park
1st Rd UCD AFC 1
Peter Hanrahan
3 Athlone Town
Walsh (2, 1 pen)
1985/86 Feb 12th
Belfield Park
4th Rd ReplayUCD AFC 1
Brendan Murphy
2 St. Patrick's Athletic
Kavanagh OG
1985/86 Feb 02nd 86
Richmond Park
4th Rd., last 32St. Patrick's Athletic 1
1984/85 Mar 17th
Belfield Park
Quarter Finals, last 8UCD AFC 1 (Holders)
Keith Dignam
3 Athlone Town
Mick O'Connor (2)
UCD recieved a BYE in 6th round ('Mezzanine' round before last 8).
1984/85 Feb 10th 1985
Terryland Park
5th Rd, Mervue Utd 1
2 UCD AFC (Holders)
Joe Hanrahan
Robbie Lawlor
Only season UCD AFC defended the FAI Cup.
Connaught Senior League
1983/84 Friday 04th May 1984
Tolka Park
Final ReplayShamrock Rovers 1
Jacko McDonagh 59' (pen)
Joe Hanrahan 40'
Ken O'Doherty 90 + 6'
Ken O'Doherty penalty saved on half-time. UCD's only FAI Cup win. Third game at Tolka Park. 13 goals in campaign UCD top scorers. Martin Moran appeared in all 13 ties since 1979. UCD's first FAI Cup under floodlights https://www.dundalkfc.com/history/irish-football-time-capsule/the-story-of-the-1984-fai-cup/
1983/84 Sunday April 29th 1984
Dalymount Park
FinalShamrock Rovers 0
Only FAI Cup Final appearance. 8,000 att. largest crowd for UCD Cup game
1983/84 08th Apr 1984
Tolka Park (neutral)
Semi FinalUCD AFC 1
Joe Hanrahan 66'
0 Waterford Utd
1983/84 11th Mar 1984
Tolka Park
Quarter FinalHome Farm 1
Paul Duffy 70'
Robbie Martin OG
Robbie Gaffney
Robbie Gaffney cross caused OG. UCD went 2-0 up at HT. UCD received BYE in 6th rd. ('Mezzanine' round before last 8)
1983/84 Feb 08th 1984
Belfield Park
5th Round ReplayUCD AFC 5
Martin O'Sullivan x2
Frank Devlin
Ken O'Doherty pen
Joe Hanrahan
(Hanrahan credit with the O'Doherty goal)
0 Sligo Rovers (Holders)Still record equaling scoreline for UCD.
1983/84 Feb 05th
The Showgrounds
5th Round Sligo Rovers (Holders) 3
Martin O'Sullivan OG 31'
Paul McGee
Mick Savage
Keith Dignam 50'
Ken O'Doherty 70'
Robbie Lawlor
2-0 and 3-1 down to draw. Two Hanrahan corners close in time scored by O'Doherty and Lawlor
1982/83 06th Feb 83
Belfield Park
1st RoundUCD AFC 02 Limerick United (Holders)
Ger Duggan
Des Kennedy
Peter Lorimer (SCO) on-loan from Vancouver Whitecaps.
1981/82 Mar 07th
Belfield Park
2nd RoundUCD AFC 1
Ken O'Doherty pen.
2 Bohemians
Terry Eviston
Paul Doolin
Bohs runners-up to Limerick Utd.
Paul Doolin later Player/Manager of UCD.
1981/82 Feb 10th
The Showgrounds
1st Round ReplaySligo Rovers 1
Brendan Bradley
Keith Dignam
David Norman pen
First ever Cup win
1981/82 Feb 07th 1982
Belfield Park
1st RoundUCD AFC 1
Aidan Reynolds
1 Sligo Rovers
Brendan Bradley
1980/81 Feb 12th
Belfield Park
1st Rd replayUCD AFC 1
Shay Doyle
2 Sligo Rovers
Tony Fagan
Charlie McGeever
Sligo Rovers Runners-up to Dundalk
1980/81 Feb 08th 81
The Showgrounds
1st Rd Sligo Rovers 1
Harry McLoughlin
Shay Doyle
1979/80 Feb 10th 1980
Flower Lodge
1st RoundCork United 4
McCarthy (2)
Martin Moran
First FAI Cup game as League of Ireland Senior Division side
1956/57 Feb 17th
The Mardyke
1st RoundCork Athletic 4
Kelly pen
Collins (2)
P. Noonan OG
1952/53 Feb 18th
1st Round ReplayUCD AFC 2
Brian Lenihan Snr
3 Sligo Rovers
Brian Lenihan Snr later to become long-time Tánaiste and Government Minster under three Taoisigh.
1952/53 Feb 15th
The Showgrounds
1st RoundSligo Rovers 3
McDonagh (2)
Brian Lenihan snr pen
Celebrated Nigerian Medical Student Frank Obiakpani played in both games versus Sligo Rovers http://pogmogoal.com/league-of-ireland/frank-obiakpani-the-nigerian-college-colossus/24778/
1938/39 Feb 15th
Carlisle Grounds
1st Round ReplayBray Unknowns 1
1938/39 Feb 11th 39
1st RoundUCD AFC 1
P Crean
1 Bray Unknowns
First cup game undefeated
1934/35 Jan 20th 1935
[Kilcohan Park?]
1st Round Waterford FC 4
Ryan (2)
Waterford were not a League of Ireland Senior side in 1934/5 but played at Kilcohan Park since their founding in 1930
1921/22 November
Windy Arbour
Preliminary RoundUCD AFC 26 Shamrock RoversFirst ever FAI Cup game for UCD

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  1. To add to UCD AFC FAI Senior Cup History Pegasus FC the graduate team of UCD have also qualified for the FAI Senior Cup in their own right. In 1977 defender Kevin Moran caught the eye of Manchester United chief scout in Ireland Billy Behan at the game in Oriel Park. Moran was moved from central defence to left back to counter the threat of Dundalk winger Jimmy Dainty. Jim McLaughlin was player-manager of Dundalk and they won the FAI Cup that year.

    1st Rd. 27 Jan Belfield Park Pegasus (Dolan x 2) 2:2 Home Farm
    1st Rd Replay 02nd Feb Tolka Park Home Farm (Cervi) 1:2 Pegasus (Travers, Henry)

    2nd Rd 13th Feb Oriel Park Dundalk 2 Mick Lawlor, Terry Flanaghan) 2:1 Pegasus (McGrath)

    14th February Belfield Park Pegasus (S. Kelly) 1:2 Newcastlewest (Coll x2)
    League of Ireland First Division side Newcastlewest of Co. Limerick was sponsored by local spring water giants Ballygowan, their ground The Demense had been renamed Ballygowan Park. Pegasus choose some poster advertisement around other Dublin campuses with the match sponsored by industry rivals Tipperary Spring Water. It was St Valentine’s Day.

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