23 December 2013

The Shams Connection

SHAMROCK ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB
Dublin
aka "Shams", "Hoops" or "Rovers"

Founded: 1901

Ground History: Ringsend Park; Glenmalure Park "Milltown" 1926-1987; Tolka Park 1987-1988; Dalymount Park 1988-1990; RDS 1990-1996; Tolka Park; Morton Stadium 1999-2001; Richmond Park 2001-2004; Tolka Park -2008; Tallaght Stadium 2009-date.

League History:
Leinster Senior League; League of Ireland 1921/22-2005; First Division 2006; Premier Division 2007-date.

European Record:
European Cup / Champions League entrants (9) 1957/58, 1959/60, 1964/65, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 2011/12*, 2012/13
European Cup Winners' Cup entrants (6) 1962/63, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1978/79
Fairs Cup entrants (2) 1963/64, 1965/66
UEFA Cup / Europa League entrants (5) 1982/83, 1994/95, 2002/03, 2010/11, 2011/12*
Intertoto Cup entrants (2) 1994, 2003
* entered Europa League after elimination from Champions League

Club Honours:
League of Ireland Champions (17) 1922/23, 1924/25, 1926/27, 1931/32, 1937/38, 1938/39, 1953/54, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1963/64, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1993/94, 2010, 2011
League of Ireland First Division Champions (1) 2006
FAI Cup Winners (24) 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987
League of Ireland Shield Winners (18) 1924/25, 1926/27, 1931/32, 1932/33, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1941/42, 1949/50, 1951/52, 1954/55, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1967/68
League of Ireland Cup Winners (2) 1976/77, 2013
Dublin City Cup Winner (10) 1944/45, 1947/48, 1952/53, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1959/60, 1963/64, 1966/67, 1983/84
Top Four Cup Winner (3) 1955/56, 1957/58, 1965/66
FAI Super Cup Winners (1) 1998
Leinster Senior Cup Winners (18)
President's Cup Winners (20+)
Inter-City Cup Winners (4) 1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1948/49
Blaxnit Cup Winners (1) 1967/68
Tyler Cup Winners (1) 1978/79
Setanta Cup Winners (2) 2011, 2013

Players Capped by the Irish FA while with Shamrock Rovers:
None

Players Capped by the Irish FA before joining or after leaving Shamrock Rovers: (highest level)
Full
Tommy Breen
Dave Campbell
Johnny Carey Guest
Davy Cochrane Guest
Matt Doherty
Jimmy Dunne
Tommy Eglington
Peter Farrell
Keith Gillespie Guest (fr)
Jimmy Kelly Guest
Alan Mannus
Jimmy McAlinden Guest
Frank McCourt
Pat McCourt
Jack McGrillen
Paddy Moore
John Murphy
Jackie Vernon
Sean Webb
Guest (fr)

B
Sammy Chapman

Under-21
Lee Feeney
Thomas Stewart
Chris Turner

War-Time
Harry Leddy

Shamrock Rovers XI vs Brazil:
These Northern Ireland players guested for the All-Ireland Shamrock Rovers XI that face Brazil in 1973
Pat Jennings
Dave Craig 
Allan Hunter 
Liam O'Kane
Martin O'Neill 
Derek Dougan
Bryan Hamilton

Former Northern Ireland Internationals to have managed/coached Shamrock Rovers:
Jim McLaughlin (manager 1983/84-1985/86)
Michael O'Neill (manager 2009-2011)
Tommy Wright (goalkeeping coach 2009)
Jim Magilton (assistant manager 2011)

Links:
ShamrockRovers.ie

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