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2009–10 Irish League Cup

2009–10 Irish League Cup
CIS League Cup
Country  Northern Ireland
Teams 26
Champions Glentoran (7th title)
Runners-up Coleraine
Matches played 47
Goals scored 145 (3.09 per match)

The 2008–09 Irish League Cup (known as the CIS League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 24th edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. The tournament started on 28 August 2009 with the first round and ended on 27 March 2010 with the Final. The cup was contested by the 12 members of the IFA Premiership and the 14 members of IFA Championship 1.

Portadown were the defending champions after their second League Cup win last season; a 1–0 victory over Newry City in the previous final. This season however, they went out at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Glentoran, who defeated Coleraine 4–1 on penalties in the final after the game finished 2–2 following extra time. This was Glentoran's seventh League Cup win, and the eleventh time in thirteen years that the cup had been won by one of Belfast's Big Two.[1][2]

First round

The first legs were played on 28, 29 August and 1 October 2009. The second legs were played on 7 and 22 September 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ballyclare Comrades 3–5 Carrick Rangers 2–3 1–2
Ballymoney United 0–1 Larne 0–0 0–1
Bangor 2–3 Ballinamallard United 1–0 1–3
Coagh United 4–7 Ards 2–4 2–3
Donegal Celtic 4–2 Loughgall 2–1 2–1
Limavady United 5–1 Glebe Rangers 2–0 3–1

Second round

The first legs were played on 26 September 2009. The second legs were played on 6 and 7 October 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Carrick Rangers 1–7 Limavady United 0–1 1–6
Ards 2–2 (a) Ballinamallard United 1–2 1–0
Banbridge Town 0–8 Larne 0–5 0–3
Armagh City 0–6 Donegal Celtic 0–3 0–3

Third round

In this round entered winners from the previous round together with all 12 teams from IFA Premiership. The first legs were played on 31 October and 10 November 2009. The second legs were played 10 November and 1 December 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Donegal Celtic 1–3 Cliftonville 0–1 1–2
Dungannon Swifts 8–4 Larne 3–1 5–3
Glentoran 5–4 Glenavon 2–2 3–2
Institute 4–2 Ballymena United 2–1 2–1
Newry City 1–1 (a) Linfield 1–1 0–0
Portadown 6–4 Crusaders 2–1 4–3
Ballinamallard United 1–0 Limavady United 0–0 1–0
Lisburn Distillery 1–1 (4–5 p) Coleraine 1–0 0–1 (aet)

Quarter-finals

The first legs were played on 5 December 2009. The second legs were played on 15 December 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Glentoran 2–2 (a) Linfield 0–1 2–1
Ballinamallard United 3–6 Portadown 0–5 3–1
Cliftonville 3–4 Coleraine 2–3 1–1
Dungannon Swifts 7–2 Institute 6–2 1–0

Semi-finals

2 February 2010
Glentoran 1 – 0 Portadown
Waterworth Goal 20' Report
Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: Adrian McCourt

3 February 2010
Coleraine 2 – 0 Dungannon Swifts
Patterson Goal 24'
Carson Goal 60'
Report
The Oval, Belfast
Referee: David Malcolm

Final

27 March 2010
14:30 UTC
Coleraine 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Glentoran
Boyce Goal 7'
Patterson Goal 32'
Report Martyn Goal 6'
Nixon Goal 45'
  Penalties  
Canning Penalty missed
McVey Penalty scored
Boyce Penalty missed
1–4 Penalty scored Hamilton
Penalty scored Neill
Penalty scored Fordyce
Penalty scored Burrows
Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: Mark Courtney

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