1926–27 FAI Cup

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1926-27 FAI Cup
FAI Irish Daily Mail Cup
Country  Republic of Ireland
Champions Drumcondra F.C.
Matches played 12
Goals scored 44 (3.67 per match)

The FAI Cup 1926–27[A] was the sixth edition of Ireland's premier cup competition, The Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup or FAI Cup. The tournament began on 8 January 1927 and concluded on 9 April with the final replay held at Shelbourne Park, Dublin. An official attendance[B] of 10,000 people watched Leinster Senior League side Drumcondra defeat Brideville in the first final to be decided in extra time. Drumcondra completed a cup double having already won the FAI Intermediate Cup

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Athlone Town 1-4 Shelbourne 8 January 1927
2 Bohemians 6-1 Dundalk 8 January 1927
3 Bray Unknowns 3-0 Shamrock Rovers 8 January 1927
4 Brideville 2-1 Cobh Ramblers 9 January 1927
5 Jacobs 0-3 Drumcondra 9 January 1927
6 Fordsons 2-1 St James's Gate 9 January 1927

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Shelbourne 5-1 Bray Unknowns 22 January 1927
2 Fordsons 2-3 Bohemians 23 January 1927
Bye Brideville
Bye Drumcondra


Brideville 2–0 Shelbourne

Drumcondra 3–1 Bohemians


Drumcondra 1–1 Brideville
McCarney McCarthy
Attendance: 25,000


Drumcondra 1–0 Brideville
Murray (aet.)
Attendance: 10,000
Winner of FAI Cup 1926–27
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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