FAI League & Cup, Futsal, Uncategorized

FAI Futsal League 2008-2010

FAI Eircom Futsal League 2008

 

  P W D L F A Pts

Munster
             
Cork City 4 4 0 0 23 11 12
Galway United 4 2 0 2 22 12 6
Limerick 37 4 0 0 4 7 29 0
Waterford United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

North Leinster
             
Bohemians 6 6 0 0 39 8 18
Drogheda 6 3 0 3 18 15 9
Dundalk 6 2 0 4 14 26 6
Longford Town 6 1 0 5 8 30 3

North West
             
Derry City 6 4 0 2 31 19 12
Sligo Rovers 6 4 0 2 31 26 12
Finn Harps 6 3 0 3 23 16 9
Monaghan United 6 1 0 5 12 36 3

South Leinster
             
St. Patrick’s Athletic 6 4 2 0 33 12 14
Bray Wanderers 6 2 3 1 17 20 9
Shamrock Rovers 6 2 2 2 11 10 8
Shelbourne 6 0 1 5 11 30 1

[1][2][3][4]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Quarter-Finals      
  St. Patrick’s Athletic 23 Sligo Rovers 3
  Bohemians 9 Galway United 3
  Derry City 4 Bray Wanderers 5
  Cork City 10 Drogheda United 1
  Semi-Finals      
  St. Patrick’s Athletic 9 Bray Wanderers 4
  Bohemians 5 Cork city 4
  Final      
  St. Patrick’s Athletic 3 aet Bohemians 1

[5]

 

FAI National Futsal League 2009

 

  P W D L F A Pts

Leinster
             
Dundalk 6 4 1 1 24 14 13
Wexford Youths 6 4 0 2 33 29 12
Sporting Fingal 6 3 1 2 19 13 10
St. Patrick’s Athletic 6 3 1 2 21 18 10
Bray Wanderers 6 3 1 2 26 26 10
Shamrock Rovers 6 2 0 4 24 18 6
Shelbourne 6 0 0 6 9 38 0

Munster
             
Cork City 4 2 2 0 9 6 8
Salthill Devon 4 2 1 1 9 8 7
Limerick FC 4 0 1 3 7 11 1

North West
             
Finn Harps 6 4 1 1 35 16 13
Derry City 6 4 0 2 26 16 12
Monaghan United 6 2 1 3 15 22 7
Sligo Rovers 6 1 0 5 17 39 3

[6][7][8]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Quarter-Finals      
  Dundalk 7 Derry City 8
  Wexford Youths 8 Salthill Devon 5
  Finn Harps 4 St. Patrick’s Athletic 6 aet
  Cork City 6 Bray Wanderers 3
  Semi-Finals      
  Derry City 5 St. Patrick’s Athletic 7
  Wexford Youths 3 Cork City 6
  Final      
  St. Patrick’s Athletic 2 Cork City 4 aet

[9]

 

FAI Futsal League 2010

 

  P W D L F A Pts

Connacht 1
             
Athlone Town 2 2 0 0 11 7 6
Salthill Devon 2 1 0 1 10 3 3
Galway United 2 0 0 2 5 16 0
Tullamore Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Connacht 2
             
Corrib Rangers 3 2 0 1 15 9 6
Roscommon League 3 2 0 1 14 10 6
Galway Hibernians 3 1 0 2 10 15 3
Mervue United 3 1 0 2 7 12 3

Leinster 1
             
Blue Magic 3 3 0 0 8 2 9
Shamrock Rovers 3 1 1 1 6 5 4
St. Patrick’s Athletic 3 1 0 2 3 7 3
FAS Futsal 3 1 0 2 6 9 3

Leinster 2
             
AUL Selection 3 3 0 0 15 6 9
FAS South 3 2 0 1 9 7 6
Whitehall Celtic 3 1 0 2 10 9 3
Duleek United 3 0 0 3 1 13 0

Leinster 3
             
Sporting Fingal/EID 3 3 0 0 11 1 9
Bray St. Joseph’s 3 2 0 1 7 5 6
Alpha 3 0 1 2 5 11 1
Dublin Santos 3 0 1 2 4 10 1

Munster 1
             
Cork City 1 1 0 0 5 1 3
Limerick FC 1 0 0 1 1 5 0

Munster 2
             
Tralee Celtic 3 2 1 0 9 4 7
Clare Dragons 3 2 1 0 8 4 7
Dunmanway Town 3 1 0 2 7 7 3
Clare Sharks 3 0 0 3 3 12 0

Ulster 1
             
Finn Harps 2 1 1 0 10 3 4
Sligo Rovers 2 1 1 0 5 4 4
Monaghan United 2 0 0 2 3 11 0

Ulster 2
             
Ulster Senior League 1 1 0 0 3 2 3
Carrowmena FC 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
Donegal League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Redcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

 

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  1/8 Finals      
  FAS South 9 Athlone Town 4
  Shamrock Rovers 7 Ulster Senior League 1
  Finn Harps 1 Roscommon League 7
  Bray St. Joseph’s w/o Carrowmena United ff
  AUL Selection 6 Salthill Devon 0
  Blue Magic 7 Dunmanway Town 1
  Sporting Fingal/EID w/o Clare Dragons ff
  Cork City w/o Corrib Rangers ff
 
Quarter-Finals
     
  FAS South 5 Corrib Rangers 6
  Roscommon League 0 Blue Magic 12
  Sporting Fingal/EID 5 (3p) AUL Selection 5 (2p)
  Shamrock Rovers 4 (1p) Bray St. Joseph’s 4 (3p)
  Semi-Finals      
  Corrib Rangers 1 Blue Magic 12
  Sporting Fingal/EID 9 Bray St. Joseph’s 3
  Final      
  Blue Magic 2 Sporting Fingal/EID 4

[19]

 

Report

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Futsal is an indoor 5-a-side version of Soccer that was invented in 1930s Uruguay. It uses the same court markings and goals as Olympic Handball.

The FAI Futsal League grew out of a similar U21 Futsal league which operated until 2007. Most of the teams in the league were from the FAI’s League of Ireland and the Futsal League was sponsored by Eircom.

The league was  run on a similar way to the World Cup, with group stages (organised geographically) and then knockout. St. Patrick’s Athletic defeated fellow Dubliners Bohemians 3-1 after extra time in the 2008 Final. They then went all the way to the 2008 Final, only to fall to Cork City, 4-2, again in extra time. In 2010 the title was to return to Dublin, when Sporting Fingal/EID won 4-2 against Blue Magic, a team made up of Romanians living in Ireland.

Following the economic crisis of 2009 onwards, the League of Ireland teams pulled the plug on their Futsal teams to focus on the League of Ireland, and the FAI Futsal League became the FAI Futsal Cup, mostly played by entirely amateur clubs, such as Blue Magic.

 

References

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Websites

 

[1] Futsal Planet (2008) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2008 Munster [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=80&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2062 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[2] Futsal Planet (2008) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2008 North Leinster [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=80&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2059 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[3] Futsal Planet (2008) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2008 North West [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=80&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2061 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[4] Futsal Planet (2008) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2008 South Leinster [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=80&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2060 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[5] Futsal Planet (2008) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2008 Play-off [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=80&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2097 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[6] Futsal Planet (2009) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2009 Leinster [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=82&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2383 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[7] Futsal Planet (2009) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2009 Munster [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=82&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2385 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[8] Futsal Planet (2009) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2009 North West [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=82&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2384 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[9] Futsal Planet (2009) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2009 Play-off [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=82&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2386 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[10] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Connacht 1 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2781 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[11] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Connacht 2 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2786 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[12] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Leinster 1 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2777 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[13] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Leinster 2 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2783 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[14] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Leinster 3 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2778 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[15] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Munster 1 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2780 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[16] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Munster 2 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2785 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[17] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Ulster 1 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2779 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[18] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Ulster 2 [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2784 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

[19] Futsal Planet (2010) Ireland Eircom Futsal League 2010 Play-off [Internet] Available from: http://www.futsalplanet.com/champs/champs-01.asp?stagioni=83&paeseclub=96&compnazionale=2782 [Accessed 15 May 2017]

 

Images

 

[20] Blogspot (2015) FAI Logo [Internet] available from: https://eirball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/82a62-Logo2BFootball_Association_of_Ireland.png [Accessed 8 February 2017]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Paul Foley, Gareth Quigley & Jason Caldwell

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 14 June 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

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