FAI Cup Final
Date: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2012
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Att: 16,117

Sean O'Connor 53' -
Scored: 53'

Christy Fagan 87' -
Scored: 87'

Scored: 55'
- Stewart Greacen 55'

Peno Scored: 69'
- Rory Patterson 69'

Scored: 105'
- Rory Patterson 105'

Live Updates for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Derry City

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It's all over here at the Aviva. The Pats players are understandably distraught while the Candystripes are ecstatic. Thanks for listening. We're off. Until next season, adios.



Pat Flynn's shot is deflected for a corner and even Brendan Clarke is up for it. The ball is headed clear.... and the final whistle goes. Derry City have won the FAI Cup. For St Pats, the pain continues.

Rory Patterson takes the ball towards the corner, but then beats Conor Kenna and advances on goal. He shoots high over the bar.

A lovely turn by Stephen Mclaughlin takes him away from two markers. He strides forward but his shot is well wide of the Pats goal.

There will be three minutes of added time. This has been a roller-coaster.

Then Derry break through McDaid. He runs 50 yards before squaring to Simon Madden who tucks the ball into the net.... but the flag is up and it won't count. We have three players down with cramp now.

It's the Last Chance Saloon now. A long clearance from Clarke lands among a forrest of heads and squirts out for a corner.

John Russell concedes a free and Derry have a chance to relieve the pressure. ust two minutes to play now.

St Pats still pile forward. Sean O'Connor delivers another dangerous cross but a Derry head flicks it away. I'm telling you, this will end 3-3.


Yellow Card

Ruaidhri Higgins is booked for Derry City. Dissent from the Derry midfielder.


Yellow Card

Sean O'Connor is booked for St Pats after going down in the corner of the Derry box.

Ger Doherty plays Hari Kari in his own six yard box, but evades challenges from Forrester and Fagan to clear .

Pats are really piling on the pressure but consecutive balls into the danger area, from Pat Flynn and Chambers, are cleared.


Yellow Card

James Chambers is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic, for a cynical challenge on Davy McDaid.

Perhaps as you would expect, St Pats are forcing the pace. The have to score... soon.


Yellow Card

Gerard Doherty is booked for Derry City, for time wasting over a goal kick.

Sean O'Connor delivers a free from the right and Vinny Faherty flicks a header just over the angle of post and bar. Derry are perplexed when Pats are awarded a corner.

All I will say at this point s that the last time these teams met in an FAI Cup final the final score was 4-3.



We are back underway with just 15 minutes remaining.



St Pats Sub - Pat Flynn replaces the injured Ger O'Brien.

It's half time in extratime and Derry are in the box seat.

Rory Patterson is furious with Davy McDaid. The Derry forward broke down the right and elected to cross for Stephen McLaughlin rather than pull it back for Patterson who was in acres of space. McLaughlin's shot from a tight angle was blocked away.



Rory Patterson scores for Derry City. Moments before half time in extratime, Patterson got on the end of a ball from, we think, Ruaidhri Higgins, rounded Brendan Clarke and finished with aplomb to put Derry ahead.

Chris Forrester crosses for Sean O'Connor but he can't turn his close range effort on target. Derry got out of jail there.

Another strong run from Derry's Rory Patterson, but he's covered by two Pats defenders. Patterson has made a huge impact on the game since coming on as a substitute.

Pats try to get Vinny Faherty away behind the Derry backline but the Pats forward had stepped into an off-side position.



Derry Sub - Ryan McBride replaces Stuart Greacen.

Pats' Ger O'Brien was down hurt there, but it looks like Derry will be making a change.

Really good play from Pats but all their hard work comes to nought when Fagan can't get the ball into the box from a tight angle on the right.

John Russell fires a cross towards Christy Fagan. Fagan gets up to it but makes poor contact and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

Ger Doherty punched Sean O'Connor's corner away, but the ball came back to the Pats winger and, after stepping inside his man, he sent a curling shot just beyond the far post.



Here we go, half an hour more. This is the third successive final to go to extratime. Pats get us going.

90' + 3'


That's the end of the 90 minutes and we will have half an hour of extra time.

90' + 2'
Ger O'Brien's low ball into the Derry box finds the run of Vinny Faherty, but Ger Doherty is off his line to clear.

There will be three minutes added at the end of this extraordinary second half.



Christy Fagan scores for St. Patrick's Athletic. Unbelievable. The Pats striker was in the right place, just feet from the goal-line as Sean O'Connor turned O'Brien's cross back into the danger area from beyond the far post. Despite a lunging block by Simon Madden, Fagan drilled the ball high in to the roof of the Derry net.

Christy Fagan gets ahead of Stuart Greacen to get on the end of Ger O'Brien's cross. But the ball squirts away from him and the danger passes.

Pats look a bit tired now. It's too early to say that the curse continues, but the Inchicore side need an heroic effort over these last few minutes if they are to pull this one out of the fire.

Ger O'Brien's ball over the top of the Derry defence finds Christy Fagan clean through... but he is off-side and play is pulled back.

Sean O'Connor goes down in the Derry box following the slightest of nudges from Simon Madden. At the other end, Stephen McLaughlin finds himself through on goal only to be denied by a fine saving tackle from the last defender.



Derry Sub - Ruaidhri Higgins replaces Barry McNamee, who has played very well today.

Ladies and gentlemen, from humble beginnings this game has turned into a humdinger.

Sean O'Connor lost his footing having broken down he left for St Pats. Then Derry broke and Rory Patterson did incredibly well to work the ball into the centre of the Pats box. I think it was Deery who had his shot blocked but the ball then fell to McNamee just five yards out but by the time he got his shot away that too was blocked. A great opportunity for Derry to stretch their lead.

James Chambers finds himself with a little bit of room and shoots from 20 yards. But the ball scuttles wide of the Derry goal. He didn't quite catch that.

Pats go so close to an equaliser. John Russell wriggled some room on the left then hooked in a cross that found the leap of Chris Forrester. Forrester got a glance on the ball alright, but it slipped beyond the back post... just!


Yellow Card

Rory Patterson is booked for Derry City after a challenge on Ger O'Brien.



Rory Patterson scores for Derry City from the penalty spot. He tucked the ball low to Clarke's right as the Pats keeper went the other way. Derry lead!

Penalty to Derry! Brendan Clarke hit a clearance straight at Stephen McLaughlin and then barged through the Derry player as he tried to shield the ball from the recovering keeper. Neil Doyle pointed straight to the spot as McLaughlin went down.

Shane McEleney gives away another free to St Pats, a bit further out this time, but Ger O'Brien still forces Ger Doherty to save at full stretch at his right hand post.


Yellow Card

Barry Molloy is booked for Derry City. For a tackle from behind on Chris Forrester.

This game is really starting to open up now with both sides starting to play with more ease and fluidity.

Pats seem to have lost their way a little bit since the goals. Derry look like the more dangerous team at the moment.

Kevin Deery thumps a low shot wide of the Pats goal after the Dublin side failed to clear from a Barry McNamee corner.



Derry Sub - Rory Patterson comes on for Pat McEleney, who looks to be carrying a knock.

Stephen McLaughlin does really well to beat Chambers in central midfield before feeding Madden on the right. But Pas recover and defend Madden's run down the flank.



Stewart Greacen scores for Derry City. That didn't take long! Barry McNamee curled in a free from down by the corner flag and Greacen rose highest to glance his header past Brendan Clarke at the back post.



Sean O'Connor scores for St. Patrick's Athletic. Direct from the free kick, O'Connor swept the ball over the wall and into the top right hand corner of the Derry goal. A terrific strike.

Some idiot up in the press box has spilled tea all over himself. Said idiot's left leg is now slowly freezing. Okay, it was me. Damn. A crunching tackle from Dermot McCaffrey on Chris forrester gives St Pats a free just outside the 'D'.

Kevin Deer got a smack in the face and he's not one bit happy about it. He has an admirable sized cut on his forehead and is dispensing blood in heroic fashion. Meanwhile, back on the pitch, Derry have come at this second half with a good deal more intent.

That was a lovely through ball from James Chambers for St Pats. But Vinny Faherty, just on the field, couldn't take advantage of it.


Second Half

Derry get the second half started. That was some cloudburst at half-time, but it's cleared now.



St Pats Sub - We have one change at the break, Vinny Faherty comes on in place of Jake Kelly.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It's half time at the Aviva and the teams go in scoreless.

There will be one added minute here as the wind picks up, the rain comes down and winter descends with sudden vigour.

Derry really are exploring the GAA angle today. Kevin Deery is the one to send a shot sailing skywards for a gallant point.

Derry cross from the left and Brendan Clarke's punch is weak and straight to Simon Madden. He hooks the ball back in to the Pats box and Davy McDaid bicycle kicks over the bar from eight yards.

Stephen McLaughlin has been very quiet for Derry today, and he's just popped up on the right hand side looking to get more involved. No joy though, as Chambers recovers well to deny him a way through on goal.

Derry win a corner on this right hand side but Barry Mcnamee puts way too much behind the delivery and the Candystripes have to trot back as the ball goes over everyone and out of play on the far side.

More good football from St Pats as some slick passing sees Sean O'Connor send a sand-wedge cross to the back post where Jake Kelly drifted in only to head over the Derry bar from about six yards out.

Bermingham runs at Pat McEleney and is only halted by the covering figure of Simon Madden. Ger O'Brien comes across to take the corner but his delivery is cleared and Derry break down the left through Barry McNamee. He centres for Pat McEleney but his shot was so high it would have tested the judgement of GAA umpires.

With half an hour played I think it's fair to say that Pats have had the better of things so far. But James Chambers, the engine of the Pats midfield, hasn't been allowed to run the game the way he likes and Derry are well in this.

But Ger O'Brien's delivery sails straight into the arms of Ger Doherty.

Pat McEleney fouls John Russell just to the left of the Derry area. It's a dangerous place to give away a free.

More pressure from St Pats. Barry Molloy gave it away allowing Christy Fagan to cross from the byline, but the ball was cleared fro a corner at the near post. Molloy then headed the corner away. I smell a goal coming.



St Pats Sub - John Russell replaces Jake Carroll.

Jake Carroll s down again. He hurt himself in the incident when he was booked and it looks like he won't be coming back.

Good defending under pressure from St Pats. Kenny Browne threw his body in the way as a losse ball threatened to fall for one of the Derry lads and Sean O'Connor won a throw while clearing into the crowd.


Yellow Card

Jake Carroll is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic. It looked like a 50/50 challenge with Stuart Greacen but the Pats man gets the card.

Now it's Pats' turn for a defensive gaffe as Kenny Browne gives the ball away needlessly. Derry can't take advantage. One of these mistakes is going to be seized upon!

This time it's Derry's left back that sells himself, Dermot McCaffrey allowing Sean O'Connor to skip past. His ball forwards for Christy Fagan doesn't find it's target and Derry clear the danger.

Lovely play from St Pats. Chambers got the ball wide to Bermingham who sold Simon Madden and found Chris Forrester in the middle. Forrester made a yard of space for himself and then fired in a 20 yard shot that drifted just right of the the Derry goal.

Derry are playing with both Pat McEleney and Barry McNamee high up in support of central striker Davy McDaid. Pats haven't quite got their shape yet. Neither wide men, Sean O'Connor or Jake Kelly have had any real impact yet.

Ger O'Brien tries to set Chris Forester away but there was too much pace on the ball. This could be a big game for young Forrester. Martin O'Neill is supposed to be here looking at him. He's shown a lot of promise over the last nine months. Now would be a good time to really show what he can do.

Some nice passing play from Pats and that's the first time we've seen them really express themselves in this final. A lovely dummy from Christy Fagan wasn't quite read by Sean O'Connor.

Ian Bermingham skips past the non-challenge of Pat McEleney and fires in a shot that balloons high and wide. He shouldn't really have been allowed to get as far as he did.

Pats are applying some pressure down the left now. But Derry force them back each time until Jake Carroll launches a speculative looping cross that Ger Doherty claims, albeit a little shakily, under his crossbar.

A moment of early nerves from Pats defender Kenny Browne as he sends a simple sideways pass sailing out of play. Kenny was part of the Waterford United set up when they lost in the final to Longford back in 2004. Nothing much else to report in the earliest minutes.



Terrific noise in the Aviva as St Pats get us underway.

A fantastic reaction to the National Anthem and as the pall of flare smoke snakes up in to the upper reaches, the teams set off towards their destiny.

Here come the teams. Fanfares akimbo and a very decent roar from the crowd despite having to compete with the nuclear powered PA. And there's flares all over the shop!

We're nearly set to go now. Just fifteen minutes before the kick-off. The ground seems to be filling out a bit now, thanks be to bejeepers. Lot's of people here are wondering how many will show up for the friendly against Greece... and whether it could have been played at Tallaght! Yikes.

We are getting some great stadium rock on the PA here. Celebrate, then Elevation... throw in some acka-dacka and I'll be made up.

Here come the teams... at first glance Pats line out exactly as expected but Greg Bolger hasn't made it and Jake Kelly starts. Derry are as you would expect too.

It will next to impossible to gauge the crowd here. The entire top deck is closed on both sides, and there looks to be only a few scattered pockets of fans on the lower tier. That said, the entire west lower is below us so we have no idea what's going on in there. No doubt the Burlington is rammed.... hope so anyway.

We've just emerged from the top tier and the Pats team have ust come out to start their warm up. Derry have been out for a bit, watched on by boss Declan Devine in a classy looking dark blue suit. Will shaggy haired Liam Buckley let us down in the fashion stakes?

We are now just an hour away from the final game of the 2012 season. We don't have the teams yet but we are expecting them very shortly and as soon as we have them, you will have them.

St Pats have been Cup final losers twice over the last ten years. They were beaten by Longford in the 2003 transitional season, when the League moved to summer football. And they also lost out in 2006, as mentioned above, when they scored three times but still ended up missing out 4-3 to Derry in 2006.

Derry City have been at this event a few times over the past decade or so. They lost out in the final to Bohemians in 2008, in what might be termed the pre-Sligo period. They won it just six years ago when they beat St Pats 4-3 in 2006, one of the classic Cup finals. And they also won it in 2003 when they beat Shamrock Rovers 1-0.

Hello and welcome to Extratime's FAI Cup final coverage. There's just over an hour and a half until kick-off here at the Aviva Stadium but ET have been here for an hour already, just waiting for the internet passwords to be revealed. It was raining when we came in, as per Cup final expectations, and looking like a grey old day. But we've been hunkered down in the bowels of the stadium for a while so things may have improved on that front. We have our programme, we have our complimentary tea, all we need now is for something to happen.... stay tuned!

Photo Gallery for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Derry City

St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Kenny Browne
Ian Bermingham
Conor Kenna
Ger O'Brien
Chris Forrester
James Chambers
111Booked: 111'
Jake Carroll
20Booked: 20'
Jake Kelly
Sean O'Connor
53Scored: 53'
115Booked: 115'
Christy Fagan
87Scored: 87'

Pat Flynn
Anthony Flood
Vinny Faherty
Ryan Coombes
Barry Murphy
Aidan Price
John Russell
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
109Booked: 109'
Shane McEleney
Dermot McCaffrey
Simon Madden
Stewart Greacen
55Scored: 55'
Barry Molloy
64Booked: 64'
Barry McNamee
Stephen McLaughlin
Patrick McEleney
Kevin Deery
David McDaid

Rory Patterson
69Peno: 69'
70Booked: 70'
105Scored: 105'
Ryan McBride
Ruaidhri Higgins
116Booked: 116'
Eugene Ferry
Mark Farren
Marc Brolly
Caoimhin Bonner