The Official Book of the FAI Cup

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  • “[an] excellent book packed full of stats, archive pics and entertaining yarns” —Irish Examiner
  • “Seán Ryan . . . is a custodian of the game . . . someone who gets behind the statistics and brings the stories to life.” —Peter Sherrard, Director of Communications, FAI
  • ”a great Christmas present” —Eddie Murphy, Chairman & Managing Director, Ford Ireland
  • “a must for lovers of the game here . . . a chance to re-live some of the memories of the cup that will never be forgotten” —extratime.ie

Meet The Author

Seán Ryan was deputy sports editor and soccer writer for the Sunday Independent, has been Benson and Hedges Sports Writer of the Year, and is also the author of The Boys in Green: The FAI International Story.

This is a landmark book on the FAI Cup, which has featured international players Roy Keane (Cobh Ramblers) and Kevin Doyle (St Patrick’s Athletic), from award-winning sports writer, Seán Ryan.

The FAI Cup is the oldest football competition in Ireland, and undoubtedly one of the best-supported. In November 2011, the competition celebrated its ninetieth anniversary and to mark the event, Liberties Press, in association with Ford and the FAI, published this landmark book featuring in-depth analysis of each campaign since the cup’s inception in 1921.

By award-winning journalist Seán Ryan, The Official Book of the FAI Cup features many photographs of winning teams from each year, and entertaining stories about the key players, managers and fans, as well as the key moments in the crucial matches, based on recently conducted interviews.

An essential gift for every football fan who wants to re-live the high points of the many memorable FAI Cup ties. With current international players such as Seamus Coleman (Sligo Rovers / Everton), Kevin Doyle (St Pat’s / Wolves), and Shane Long (Cork City / Reading) starting their careers in the League of Ireland, the FAI Cup has grown in stature and is vital to Irish soccer. This book celebrates all that is great with Irish soccer and the FAI Cup.

Weight 0.72 kg