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2000–01 Irish Cup

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Country  Northern Ireland
Champion  Glentoran F.C.
Goals scored  360
Runners-up  Linfield
Teams  84
Matches played  100
Similar  2000 UEFA Super Cup, 2001 UEFA Cup Final, 2001 UEFA Champions League F

The 2000–01 Irish Cup was the 121st edition of Northern Ireland's premier football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 5 May 2001 with the final.


Glentoran were the defending champions, winning their 18th Irish Cup last season after a 1–0 win over Portadown in the 2000 final. They successfully defended the trophy by beating arch rivals Linfield 1–0 after extra time. This was their 19th cup win, and their fourth in six years. The 2001 Final was the first time the Final was shown live on Television in Northern Ireland.

First round

Abbey Villa, Annagh United, Harland & Wolff Sports and Malachians all received byes into the second round.

Fourth round

Ards Rangers, Ballymoney United, Banbridge Town, Comber Recreation, Drumaness Mills, Malachians and Rathfriland Rangers all received byes into the fifth round.


2000–01 Irish Cup Wikipedia