SETANTA CUP FINAL SHOWDOWN

  • Fri, May 14, 2010 @ 12:15

The race for the first piece of silverware this season concludes on Saturday with the Setanta Cup Final taking place in Tallaght Stadium (kick off 6.30pm).

The final pits top of the table St Patrick's Athletic against last years' league champions and Dublin rivals Bohemians.

Background of Competition

The Setanta Cup is a cross-border competition, featuring four teams from the North and four from the South.

The top two finishers in both premier divisions, along with the respective cup winners from each league are eligible to participate.

Since it's inception in 2005, the competition has been won by three separate sides; Linfield (2005), Drogheda (2006 & 2007), and Cork City (2008).

The Saints' road to the final included two tough battles with Linfield before a comprehensive 6-2 aggregate victory over Sligo Rovers in the semi-final.

Pete Mahon's men will go up against a Bohemians side that secured their place in the final with a 3-1 aggregate semi-final win over the Irish League Champions Linfield.

Team News

Midfielder Brian Cash is cup-tied having played for Sligo Rovers earlier in the competition and club captain Damian Lynch is set to miss the final with a hamstring injury.


Manager's Quote

“It's encouraging to hear that so many fans are coming up to Tallaght. There was a great atmosphere for our last league game with the whole crowd really getting behind the team and lifting them when we were reduced to 10 men.

It would be great to build on that level of support for the cup final.

I hope the supporters enjoy the day and as a team we will be doing everything we can to ensure they enjoy it even more” – Pete Mahon.


Next Fixture

Bohemians / March 31st @ 8:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Dalymount Park

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League Table

Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City515
2Derry City412
3Dundalk512
4Bray Wanderers59
5Bohemian FC57
6Shamrock Rovers56
7Drogheda United56
8Finn Harps55
9Limerick44
10Sligo Rovers54
11Galway United FC52
12St. Patrick's Athletic51