2008 FAI Cup Final

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2008 FAI Cup Final
Event 2008 FAI Cup
Bohemians won 4–2 on penalties
Date 23 November 2008 (2008-11-23)
Venue RDS, Dublin
Referee Anthony Buttimer
Attendance 10,281

The 2008 FAI Cup Final was a football match held at the RDS, Dublin[1] on 23 November 2008 and was the final match of the 2008 FAI Cup competition. The match was the 85th FAI Cup Final, and the second to be held at the RDS since Lansdowne Road shut for redevelopment. The final was contested by Bohemians and Derry City, with Bohemians winning 4–3 on penalties after extra time had finished 2–2.[2] It was the first ever FAI Cup Final to be decided by a penalty shoot-out[3] and it was the seventh time Bohemians had won the trophy, the victory granting them a league and cup double for the season.[4] It was the second league and cup double won by Bohemians in the 2000s.[5] Anthony Buttimer was the referee for the match, attended by a crowd of 10,281.

The winning team qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, the first time this competition will run. The match was broadcast live on RTÉ Two.

Team news[edit]

As was the case for much of the season, Bohemians' manager Pat Fenlon had to adjust his defence as Jason McGuinness missed the match through suspension. In McGuinness's absence, Ken Oman partnered Liam Burns in the middle of the defence. Anto Murphy left Fenlon having to choose Jason Byrne, Mindaugas Kalonas or John Paul Kelly as his replacement. Derry City had no injury or suspension concerns in the build-up to the final.[6]

Match details[edit]

Derry City
GK 1 Brian Murphy
2 Owen Heary (c)
5 Liam Burns
6 Ken Oman
3 Mark Rossiter
10 Jason Byrne Substituted off 77'
4 Stephen O'Donnell
8 Gary Deegan Substituted off 105'
11 Killian Brennan
9 Glen Crowe
7 Neale Fenn Substituted off 61'
12 John Paul Kelly
14 Glenn Cronin Substituted in 105'
15 Thomas Heary
16 Mindaugas Kalonas Substituted in 61'
17 Brendan McGill Substituted in 77'
18 Conor Powell
25 Chris Konopka
Pat Fenlon
GK 16 Gerard Doherty
2 Eddie McCallion
21 Clive Delaney
4 Peter Hutton (c)
6 Stephen Gray
14 Gareth McGlynn Substituted off 90'
15 Kevin Deery
17 Barry Molloy Substituted off 90'
20 Niall McGinn
18 Mark Farren
9 Sam Morrow Substituted off 105'
GK 1 Darren Quigley
5 Mark McChrystal
7 Ruaidhri Higgins Substituted in 90'
8 Ciarán Martyn
10 Kevin McHugh Substituted in 105'
12 Aaron Callaghan
22 Thomas Stewart
Stephen Kenny


  • Assistant referees:
    • Eddie Foley
    • Ken Hennessy
  • Fourth official: Richie Winter


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FAI Cup final confirmed for RDS". RTÉ. 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2008-11-23. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Bohemians 2-2 Derry City (AET, 4-2 pens)". RTÉ. 2008-11-23. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Sweet double delight for Bohs". Irish Examiner. 2008-11-24. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Bohs and Derry know size of task ahead". RTÉ. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Bohs win FAI Ford Cup on penalties". BreakingNews.ie. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  6. ^ "Bohemians v Derry City Cup final preview". RTÉ. 2008-11-23. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 

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