Ireland - List of Dublin City Cup Winners


The Dublin City cup was contested by all league sides. It was usually run as a knockout competition but was run as a league for a period (see below).

Unusually the final of this competition was twice decided on corners - the team who got the most corners in the final were declared winners in the event of a draw! On both of these occassions the victors were Shamrock Rovers who also won the Belfast-Dublin Inter-City Cup by the same method in 1943.


Season   Winner                Runner-up           Score in Final
1934-35* Dolphin               St Jamesís Gate     (league format)
1935-36  Bohemians             Dundalk             4-3 [1]
1936-37  Sligo Rovers          Dundalk             2-0 [1]
1937-38  Dundalk               Cork                2-1 [1]
1938-39  St James's Gate       Cork City           6-0 [1]
1939-40  Drumcondra            Shelbourne          3-0 [1]
1940-41  Drumcondra            Dundalk             3-0 [1]
1941-42  Shelbourne            Shamrock Rovers     3-1 [1]
1942-43  Dundalk               Drumcondra          4-2 [1]
1943-44  Cork United           Drumcondra          (league format)
1944-45  Shamrock Rovers       Brideville          (league format)
1945-46  Cork United           Drumcondra          (league format)
1946-47  Shelbourne            Drumcondra          (league format)
1947-48  Shamrock Rovers       Dundalk             (league format)
1948-49  Dundalk               Shamrock Rovers     (league format)
1949-50  Drumcondra            Sligo Rovers        (league format)
1950-51  Drumcondra            Shelbourne          (league format)
1951-52  Drumcondra            Sligo Rovers        4-0 [1]
1952-53  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          1-0 [1] 
1953-54  St Patricks Athletic  Shelbourne          4-3 [1]
1954-55  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          2-0 [1]
1955-56  St Patricks Athletic  Waterford           2-1 [1]
1956-57  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          1-1 [1] [a]
1957-58  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          4-2 [1]
1958-59  Limerick              Drumcondra          4-3 [1]
1959-60  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          1-1 [2] [a]
1960-61  Drumcondra            Cork Celtic         2-1 [2]
1961-62  Cork Celtic           Drumcondra          2-2 [2]
Replay   Cork Celtic           Drumcondra          3-3 [2]
Replay   Cork Celtic           Drumcondra          2-0 [3]
1962-63  Shelbourne            Cork Hibernians     2-1 [1]
1963-64  Shamrock Rovers       Drumcondra          3-1 [1]
1964-65  Shelbourne            Drumcondra          3-3 [2]
Replay   Shelbourne            Drumcondra          5-1 [2]
1965-66  Cork Hibernians       Dundalk             3-2 [2]
1966-67  Shamrock Rovers       Dundalk             2-1 [1]
1967-68  Dundalk               Shamrock Rovers     2-2 [1]
Replay   Dundalk               Shamrock Rovers     0-0 [1]
Replay   Dundalk               Shamrock Rovers     1-0 [2]
1968-69  Dundalk               Shamrock Rovers     5-2 [2]
1969-70  Limerick              Waterford           3-2 [4]
1970-71  Cork Hibernians       Dundalk             5-3 [5]
1971-72  Finn Harps            Cork Hibernians     1-0 [1]
1972-73  Cork Hibernians       Shelbourne          1-0 [1]

After being dropped in 1973 the Dublin City Cup was revived twice 
but dropped again and hasnít been contested since 1984. In 1975-76 
only clubs who failed to reach the quarter-finals of the league cup 
were eligible. In 1983-84 only the six Dublin clubs (Bohemians, 
Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, St Pats, UCD and Home Farm), plus
Dundalk and Drogheda were involved.

1975-76  St Patricks Athletic  Athlone Town        3-2 [6]
1983-84  Shamrock Rovers       Dundalk             0-0 [1] [b]

Number of Wins (41)

Shamrock Rovers	       10   
Drumcondra		6
Dundalk			5
Shelbourne		4
Cork Hibernians		3
St. Patricks Athletic	3
Cork United		2
Limerick		2
Bohemians		1
Cork Celtic		1
Dolphin			1
Finn Harps		1
St James's Gate		1
Sligo Rovers		1

[1] Final played at Dalymount Park, Dublin
[2] Final played at Tolka Park, Dublin
[3] Final played at Turnerís Cross, Cork
[4] Final played at Kilcohan Park, Waterford
[5] Final played at Flower Lodge, Cork
[6] Final played at St Melís Park, Athlone
[a] Shamrock Rovers won on corners
[b] Shamrock Rovers won on penalties



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