The Football Association of Wales is the organising body of this competition, which has been run (except during the two World Wars) every year since its inception in 1877–78.
In the early years of organised football in Wales, football was very much the sport of North Wales rather than the rugby union playing south – the FAW was founded in Ruabon, near Wrexham in 1876, and Wrexham remained the site of the FAW's head office until 1986; it was not until 1912 that a southern team, Cardiff City, won the Welsh Cup for the first time.
The winning team qualifies to play in the following season's UEFA Europa League (previously teams qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup, which was discontinued in 1999).
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... The club also performed well in the FA Cup, beating second division Fulham 5-0 in the third round, with Foster Hedley netting four times, before bowing out 3-2 at Halifax in a fourth round replay ... And in the Welsh Cup Chester triumphed for the second time, beating rivals Wrexham 2-0 at Sealand Road ... In cup competitions, the team also performed strongly, reaching the Welsh Cup final before going down 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra, and winning the Division 3 North Cup ...
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Famous quotes containing the words cup and/or welsh:
“The cup of Morgan Fay is shattered.
Life is a bitter sage,
And we are weary infants
In a palsied age.”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“For every nineteenth-century middle-class family that protected its wife and child within the family circle, there was an Irish or a German girl scrubbing floors in that home, a Welsh boy mining coal to keep the home-baked goodies warm, a black girl doing the family laundry, a black mother and child picking cotton to be made into clothes for the family, and a Jewish or an Italian daughter in a sweatshop making ladies dresses or artificial flowers for the family to purchase.”
—Stephanie Coontz (20th century)