1923–24 FAI Cup

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1923-24 FAI Cup
Country Ireland
Dates 5 January 1924 - 17 March 1924
Teams 13
Champions Athlone Town
Runners-up Fordsons
Matches played 13
Goals scored 28 (2.15 per match)

The FAI Cup 1923–24[A] was the third edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 5 January 1924 and concluded on 17 March with the final held at Dalymount Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 18,000 people watched Dinny Hannon secure Athlone Town's sole FAI Cup title by defeating Cork side Fordsons.

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Athlone Town 2-0 Midland Athletic 5 January 1924
2 Bohemians 1-0 Shamrock Rovers 5 January 1924
3 Brooklyn 1-2 Bray Unknowns 5 January 1924
4 St James's Gate 3-2 Pioneers 5 January 1924
5 Clifton 0-2 Shelbourne United 3 February 1924
Bye Fordsons
Bye Jacobs
Bye Shelbourne

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bohemians 1-0 Bray Unknowns 19 January 1924
2 Shelbourne 0-2 Athlone Town 19 January 1924
3 Jacobs 0-2 Fordsons 27 January 1924
4 St James's Gate 2-1 Shelbourne United 17 February 1924


Fordsons 4–0 St James's Gate


Athlone Town 2–0 Bohemians


Athlone Town 1–0 Fordsons
Attendance: 18,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1923–24
Athlone Town
1st Title


A. ^ From 1923-1936, the FAI Cup was known as the Free State Cup.

B. ^ Attendances were calculated using gate receipts which limited their accuracy as a large proportion of people, particularly children, attended football matches in Ireland throughout the 20th century for free by a number of means.


  • Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op. 

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