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2022 Premier Division • Vol. 34 • No. 09 • €4.00 Richmond Park, Inchicore, Dublin 8 • KO:7.45PM

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Editorial

Ronan O’Flaherty

Ruairi Kavanagh

@stpatsprogramme

Good Evening Welcome back to Richmond Park after a well

Welcome also to your latest edition of the

earned win against UCD. It's going to be an

Saint, plenty of great mid-summer reading in

interesting few weeks ahead for the Saints. A

these pages and thanks so much to all our

cup draw against Waterford already reminds

contributors and design for another great

us of the magic of last November. Add to that

issue.

the tantalising (but frustrating logistically) proposition of European football in the near

This is our second home game against

future. While Mura of Slovenia will

Shamrock Rovers, our third in total, with barely

undoubtedly be favourites to progress, the

half the season gone. While ticking games off

prospect of Moldovan opposition would

against the champions can be welcome as the

provide an opportunity to lay a certain

business end of the season looms, it's also

decades old demon to some sort of rest.

vital that we clock up some points against

Either way, it's going to be an interesting few

them, and a repeat of March's hard earned

weeks. The tight turnaround between

victory would be a very welcome tonic indeed.

opposition being decided and the next round Enjoy the game,

means that our fans have been put in a difficult situation. However, it's a problem we have waited a fair few seasons to have so I'm

Ruairi Kavanagh Editor The Saint

sure we will adapt to it!

Contents 08 Oh my Word!

16 League of Ireland on tour

11 Dodge’s Data!

20 A View from Afar

12 Opposition Watch

22 Club History

15 Pensive Points

29 Quiz Time

Programme Production Editor Ruairi Kavanagh

Design Joe O’Rourke

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Photography Sportsfile & Inpho 3


Saints v Shamrock Rovers St Patrick’s Athletic Manager:

Fáilte

Shamrock Rovers

Tim Clancy

Manager:

Asst Manager: Jon Daly

Head Coach: Glenn Cronin

1 Joseph Anang

GK o

fáilte a chur roimh

23 David Odumosu

GK o

an mbainistíocht,

25 Josh Keeley

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Tá áthas orainn

Stephen Bradley

GK o

1 Alan Mannus

GK o

25 Leon Pohis

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imreoirí agus lucht

2 Jack Scott

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3 Seán Hoare

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tacaíochta Chlub

3 Ian Bermingham (C) D

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4 Roberto Lopes

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Pheile

4 Joe Redmond

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5 Lee Grace

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5 Tom Grivosti

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6 Barry Cotter

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6 Jamie Lennon

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7 Dylan Watts

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8 Chris Forrester

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8 Ronan Finn (C)

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9 Eoin Doyle

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9 Aaron Greene

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10 Ronan Coughlan

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10 Graham Burke

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11 Jason McClelland

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14 Mark Doyle

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14 Danny Mandroiu

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15 Billy King

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16 Gary O’Neill

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17 Richie Towell

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welcome the

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20 Rory Gaffney

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management,

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22 Andy Lyons

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19 Anto Breslin

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23 Neil Farrugia

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20 James Abankwah

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24 Seán Carey

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26 Chris McCann

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tonight.

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Match Officials

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Referee Rob Hennessy

Assistant 1 Rob Clarke

Half-Time

Full-Time

Ruagairí Na Seamreoige go Phairc Richmond anocht.

Welcome

players and supporters of Shamrock Rovers Football Club to

/stpatsfc

info@stpatsfc.com stpatsfc.com

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2 Seán Gannon

Assistant 2 Wayne McDonnell

4th Official Sean Grant

MOTM

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President’s Welcome Tom O’Mahony

@jimmyedwards41

Good Evening You're very welcome to Richmond Park for this evening's Dublin derby, and especially the players, officials and supporters of Shamrock Rovers. Last year's domestic honours were shared between us and our two encounters this season have also split evenly with a tight 1-0 going the way of the home team in each case. We would settle for that tonight! At our last home game, a tribute was paid at kick-off time to our supporter John Burke and our former player Noel Campbell, in the presence of members of their families, to mark their recent passing. The tribute to Noel Campbell was especially poignant for me as he is the player I remember most clearly from my earliest days coming to Richmond Park in the late 1960s. It's probably partly because of his shock of auburn hair which made him stand out on the pitch but he was also an exceptional midfielder, which resulted in his playing for Ireland while still with the club (the last player to achieve that) and going on to break new ground for Irish players by starring in the Bundesliga with Fortuna Koln. Shamrock Rovers fans will also

remember him as he finished his career there and also briefly managed the club. The tributes to Noel Campbell and John Burke remind us that a football club creates livelong bonds which sustain far beyond the swings and roundabouts of success on the pitch. Only two clubs, at most, can win the major domestic honours every season so the long-term value of a football club can't just be measured by the trophies won. It's also about the sense of community, that draws people from all areas and all backgrounds to Richmond Park to celebrate our love of the people's game and the proud traditions of our club - a sense of "belonging" that is passed down from generation to generation. We are especially mindful in St Pats of the importance of nurturing new generations of Saints supporters to carry on those traditions and in the coming days you will be hearing about a major new initiative to that end. In the meantime, enjoy tonight's game. Tom O'Mahony President St Patrick's Athletic FC

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The Dugout

Ronan O’Flaherty

Tim Clancy

After three weeks without a game, tonight the team plays its third in ten days. It's like we were never away. The summer break was good for all concerned as it helped to rest some tired bodies while the injured lads – Jamie Lennon and Paddy Barrett in particular – stepped up their rehabilitation programmes. We were delighted to return to action with a win against UCD. The match was far from a classic and the players know they can play much better, but it was another three points on the board and that is the most important thing. UCD made it difficult for us. They defended well and absorbed what we threw at them in the first half. Our lads stepped it up in the second half and it was encouraging to see Eoin Doyle add another two goals to his tally. Mark "Rick" Doyle was excellent and played a key role in both goals. He started the move for the first by nicking the ball on the blindside and playing it to Chris Forrester, who in turn played a great ball in for Eoin. For the second goal, Rick again started it off by nicking the ball off the centre-half and playing in Ben McCormack, who was fouled for the penalty. So it was very pleasing for both Doyles. Eoin has seven goals in the league –

eight in total with the President's Cup taken into account – and he'll be looking to kick on. We had more chances to put the game out of sight but didn't take them. There's a big difference between a two-goal lead and a three-goal lead – and as long as we only led 2-0, UCD were still in the game. We were disappointed with the concession of their late goal. Alex Nolan was afforded too much time and space and he punished us. Thankfully, we held on for a deserved win, but there was no need to make life difficult for ourselves. Due to print deadlines, this article was written prior to our trip to Ballybofey last Friday to take on Finn Harps. Tonight's game against Shamrock Rovers is a big one. As Dublin rivals and champions of Ireland, this is exactly the kind of game we all look forward to being involved in – from myself to the backroom staff to the players and of course, the supporters. Before going any further, I would like to welcome Stephen Bradley, his players and everyone connected with Shamrock Rovers to Inchicore.

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We have fond memories of Rovers' last visit to Inchicore, back in early March. Richmond Park was packed to the rafters that night and we're expecting another bumper crowd this evening. A similar outcome to that game – which saw Chris Forrester head home the second-half winner – would be just what the doctor ordered. We are beyond the halfway stage of what has been a wildly unpredictable campaign to date. Every week seems to throw up at least one unexpected scoreline. Any team that manages to put together an extended run of good form stands a decent chance of flying up the table. As we face into the second half of the season – with cup games and European fixtures thrown into the mix – the importance of squad depth will become very clear. We intend to bring in some new faces during the transfer window, to add to the squad of quality players currently here.

Enjoy the match, Tim Clancy

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Oh My Word! Ronan O’Flaherty

In times of profound sadness, football clubs possess a rare ability to comfort. We saw evidence of it here in Richmond Park, ten days ago. In paying respect to those who have moved on, applause has replaced silence. It feels right. As a star who shone bright by the banks of the Camac, Noel Campbell became accustomed to the applause of the Inchicore faithful. His achievement of being called up to the Ireland senior team in 1971 guaranteed him a place in St Patrick's folklore. Noel joined an exclusive club when he represented the Boys In Green while still a Saint. More than half-a-century later, he remains the most recent to do just that. The word 'trailblazer' has appeared in tributes to the Dubliner, who passed away earlier this month, aged just 72. It's an appropriate word. Few, if any, are better placed to offer an insight into Noel's brilliance than his nearest and dearest. In time, they will again smile freely as they recall his brilliance on the pitch and within the bricks-and-mortar of family life. By accepting an offer to join Fortuna Koln, he ventured down a path never before trodden on. With Noel playing an important role, Fortuna Koln achieved promotion. We all know what that meant as it has been mentioned frequently since his untimely passing: he became the first Irishman to play in the Bundesliga. ***** Other players starred here, in Inchicore, before leaping onto a bigger stage where their talents were finally acknowledged at international level. It's just a shame it required that leap. It continues to require it. Thirty-seven years after Noel Campbell's International bow, Keith Fahey should have been the next Saint to get the nod for Ireland. After

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making a huge contribution in a memorable European run that led to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Fahey would save his best for last, in the return tie against Hertha at the RDS. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, the Saints could consider themselves unlucky not to register a famous win in Dublin. Fahey and Gary Dempsey both struck the woodwork in an outstanding performance from the men in red. Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni opted against calling Fahey up for a friendly against Nottingham Forest, which took place ten days after he had run the show against a Bundesliga team packed with international pedigree. He wasn't called up for the match against Cyprus, six days later, either. The reason for Fahey's non-selection became a little clearer down the line when Trapattoni declared: "In Ireland, there is no league." Over a decade later, it is a statement rivalled only by John Delaney's assertion that the League of Ireland was a "difficult child" for the FAI. Thankfully, for Fahey, Alex McLeish was well aware of the existence of a league in Ireland. His spies had already been watching closely. The Hertha performance was the deal-maker. McLeish brought Fahey to Birmingham City, where he played a key role in the team's ascent to the Premier League. A League Cup winner's medal against Arsenal would follow, as well as 16 Ireland caps. ***** Social media brings out the worst in some people. Aggression and cruelty is never far away, but there are good aspects too. The people 2022 Season • Vol. 34 • No.09 • St Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers


@ronanoflaherty behind St Patrick's Athletic's social media presence have been knocking it out of the park in recent years. The content is consistently on-point. News of Noel Campbell's passing prompted a response on social media that illustrated just how loved he was. Accompanied with an image of Noel in the green of Ireland, a St Patrick's tweet read: "We learned today of the sad passing of the great Noel Campbell. Noel spent 5 brilliant years at the club from 1967. He remains the last man to play for Ireland while at the club from 1971. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam." The next post offered an insight into his career: "Noel led the Saints to the 1967 FAI Cup final and later that year scored twice against Bordeaux in the Fairs Cup. After his Ireland debut he transferred to Fortuna Koln, later becoming the first Irishman to play in the Bundesliga. He remained a Saints supporter." The replies were of the warmhearted variety. One hopes they provided some level of comfort for Noel's wife Anne and children Sarah, Rebecca, Luke, Noel (Jnr) and Hannah. Tom Maguire replied with: "A great player! Saw him playing for Ireland in the early 1970s. Gone too soon. RIP."

Mairtin Mullooly offered similar sentiments, saying: "Great player who always gave his all to his clubs and to the Republic of Ireland. May he rest in peace." The St Patrick's Athletic history account on Twitter (@HistoryStPats), which is run and updated by Dermot Looney, provided a fascinating insight into Noel's career. Succinctly describing the impact of his five seasons at St Patrick's, one post from the history account reads: "This was a lean period for the Saints; they had lost the 1967 FAI Cup Final and had no success in any competition, Cup or League, for years to come. Talents like Noel Campbell kept the crowds coming to Richmond and gave the Saints fans something to cheer in those tough times." Another post from the same account read: "Much has been rightly written on Noel Campbell’s trailblazing career with @fortuna_koeln in the Bundesliga and German second flight, and his 11 caps for Ireland. But he will always hold a special place in the hearts of all Pat’s fans. Once a Saint, Always a Saint." Dave Campbell was an outstanding performer in the St Patrick’s team that won the Premier Division title in 1996. He is also a nephew of Noel Campbell. Dave tweeted: “We

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lost a true legend today, the world will be a poorer place without him… RIP Uncle Noel." ***** St Patrick's supporter John Burke departed this world too soon. His passing, on June 12, was and is heartbreaking for his wife Antoinette and children Lauren, John, Jordan, Jessica, Gearóidín, and Fifi. Unfortunately, I never met John, but the kind words spoken in his honour bear testament to a kind family man with a deep appreciation for sport. Five days after John's passing, members of his family were present at Richmond Park for the Premier Division match between St Patrick's and UCD. So too were Noel's loved ones. The Shed End Invincibles – our vocal, colourful and sociallyconscious section of supporters – delivered a special gesture. They held banners, both of which paid tribute to the deceased, as the spectators inside Richmond Park offered up a moment's applause. The Saints ran out 2-1 winners against the Students. It wasn't a vintage performance. It didn't need to be. On a night of sadness and reflection, victory for St Patrick's Athletic was the right outcome.

Any views expressed in this article are the contributor's own.

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Dodge’s Data!Ronan O’Flaherty John Owens

@seidodge

LEAGUE RECORD V SHAMROCK ROVERS HOME GAMES

AWAY GAMES

TOTAL GAMES

25 61

33

36

91

92 26

22 112

GOALS

183

41

118

94

74

48 GOALS

121

GOALS

206

239

LAST 10 GAMES BETWEEN THE CLUBS 15 Apr 2022

Tallaght Stadium

League

0-1

04 Mar 2022

Richmond Park

League

1-0

C Forrester

11 Feb 2022

Tallaght Stadium

Pres Cup

1-1

E Doyle

24 Sep 2021

Richmond Park

League

0-1

30 Jul 2021

Tallaght Stadium

League

1-3

J Mountney

08 May 2021

Richmond Park

League

1-2

C Forrester

19 Mar 2021

Tallaght Stadium

League

1-1

Lopes OG

04 Nov 2020

Tallaght Stadium

League

0-0

16 Aug 2020

Richmond Park

League

0-0

29 Sep 2019

Tallaght Stadium

League

0-0

(Lost 5-4 on pens)

JUNE

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ON THIS DAY 2014

Richmond Park

LOI

Bray Wanderers

3-2

C Forrester, C Fagan 2

2008

Brandywell

LOI

Derry City

3-0

M Quigley 3

2006

Tolka Park

LOI

Shelbourne

0-3

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Opposition Watch Paul Maguire

Things would seem to be on the up for the Hoops. What with a windfall from

Shamrock Rovers began last

equaliser and when Danny

the transfer of their former

week 5 points ahead of

Mandriou was sent off for

player, Ireland goalkeeper

Dundalk at the top of the

two yellow cards in the

Gavin Bazuno to

league with a game more

82nd minute the game the

Southampton for a reputed

played than the Lilywhites

writing was on the wall….

€13m and SDCC starting

to whom they lost 0-1 in

work on the construction of

Oriel Park on 17th of this

Next up was a seemingly

the fourth stand in Tallaght

month. That result meant

tricky home tie against an

it all looks rosy for the

Shams had only won once

in-form Shelbourne in the

current champions however

in three games and only a

Ringsend derby. Rovers

recently on the pitch (some

few weeks after the general

were straight out of the

say, the only place that

consensus that the league

blocks with a goal after just

matters..) they’ve looked a

would be a two-horse race

66 seconds, Inchicore

little shaky.

between them and Derry,

native Richie Towell

they have been drawn back

finishing a move that

towards the chasing pack.

actually started with a Shels free in the Rovers half. Just

Form

after the half-hour mark it was 2-0 and job done as

Stephen Bradley

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The first of those defeats

Rory Gaffney finished to the

came at Head In The Game

net after good work by

Park where a goal from ex-

Andy Lyons and while

Saint Ryan Brennan earned

Shelbourne were decent in

Drogheda a deserved three

possession they lacked any

points and despite

cutting edge up front and

sustained Rovers pressure

were held to crosses and a

they couldn’t force an

couple of half-chances. It

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Ronan O’Flaherty @PaulGoS

probably should have been

chances in the first half to

more than two with Ronan

put Rovers ahead after

Finn and Aaron Greene

catching out the Dundalk

missing chances in the

defence, but neither

second half but either way

could direct their efforts

the win was secure from

on target while Alan Mannus had a quiet night all-round except for when he had to pick the ball out of the net with ten minutes left when Robbie

Rory Gaffney

Benson volleyed into Shams net after a

Richie Towell

smashing Lewis Macari

Byrne has been out for a

cross. Again, Rovers were

few weeks and has was

reduced to ten in the 82nd

joined on the absentee list

minute, this time Ronan

for the Dundalk game by

Finn was given his

Graham Burke. One stat of

marching orders by

note is that all of Rovers

referee Neil Doyle after a

defeats this season have

second yellow card and

come away from home,

Dundalk comfortably saw

one of them here in Richer,

the game out for a win

another one would go

Rovers next match was a

which opens up the title

down just fine!!

trip to Oriel Park for a

race once more.

early in the game.

meeting with a Dundalk side who hadn’t been

So to tonight, generally

beaten since these teams

these games are tight

last met in Tallaght on 18th

affairs with both teams

April. Gaffney and

cancelling each other out,

Mandriou both had

on the injury front Jack

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Due to time constraints this article was written before last Fridays round of games. Any views expressed in this article are the contributor's own.

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Pensive PointsRonan O’Flaherty Jimmy Edwards

@jimmyedwards41

Good Evening, Welcome to Stephen Bradley and all from

Tonight is the third meeting in the league

Shamrock Rovers for tonight’s game. I write this

between ourselves and Rovers with both teams

ahead of the Finn Harps game that was played

winning their home games 1-0. Chris Forrester

last Friday in Donegal so I can only reflect on our

scored a great header in the 55th minute on the

last home game v UCD for now. We won the

4th March and Rory Gaffney slotted home in the

game 2-1 with Eoin Doyle grabbing both goals,

51st minute on the 15th April out in Tallaght and

the first was a scrappy goal but Eoin showed all

there wasn’t much between the sides in either

his experience to be in the right place at the

game. I expect tonight will be a similar cagey

right time to loop a header over the UCD keeper

affair with both sides not wanting to make a

Kian Moore in the 50thminute. Then we doubled

mistake that could lead to a goal. The European

our lead in 73rd minute when we were awarded

draws were made recently with Rovers getting a

a penalty after Ben McCormack was taken down

nice away trip for their fans to Malta when they

in the box and Eoin stepped up to send the

got Hibernians of Malta. We got a bye in the first

keeper the wrong way. UCD showed great fight

round and must await the winners of Sfintul

to stay in the game and grabbed a goal back

Gheorghe (Moldova) v Mura (Slovenia). The

through Alex Nolan when he slotted home Liam

supporters of Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and

Kerrigan’s cross in the 87th minute to set up

Sligo Rovers can plan their away European trips

nerve jangling finish but we managed to see out

in advance whereas we will only have a matter

the game quite well.

of days to try and sort out flights and hotels etc after we know who we are playing. This is

Rovers last game as I write this was an away

definitely not ideal but sure look we would

game up in Dundalk which the home team won

rather be in Europe than not. Let’s hope all four

courtesy of a Robbie Benson finish to move

Irish teams can progress as far as possible on

Dundalk five points behind Rovers with a game

their European runs this summer and get some

in hand. But even if Dundalk do win their game

great results and do the league proud.

in hand to move two points behind, I still feel Rovers will push on and win the league as they

Enjoy the Game,

have the best squad in the league and have two

Up the Saints,

quality players for every position. So they are

Jimmy

best equipped, compared to everyone else, if they pick up some injuries to be able to cope with it. Any views expressed in this article are the contributor's own.

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League of Ireland on tour Seán Creedon The late Louis Kilcoyne was probably not loved by Shamrock Rovers supporters as he and his brothers sold Glenmalure Park in Milltown to property developers in the eighties. Legendary RTE commentator Philip Greene once told me that if he was travelling on a bus into town he couldn’t look in at the new houses being built on the old Glenmalure Park site, he had to look away. However, Louis in his role as a football tour operator is fondly remembered by many former League of Ireland players. He arranged several trips abroad for League of Ireland teams at a time when there was very few opportunities for League players to play representative games at home or abroad. There were trips to: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Malaysia and 40 years ago to New Zealand. In 1982 Kilcoyne brought 17 players, manager Jim McLaughlin, League of Ireland Secretary Eamon Morris and Physio Mick Byrne on an end of season tour of New Zealand where the League XI played five games against the All Whites. The first game was in Mount Smart Stadium Auckland on May 8. Noel King and Denis Clarke had chances to open the scoring, but Grant Turner got the All Whites’ winner in the 60th minute. Game two was in Rotorua

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Back row: Seán Byrne, Frank Devlin, Richie Blackmore, Alan O’Neill, Leo Flanagan, Noel King. Middle row: Eamon Morris (Secretary LOI), Damien Byrne, Jim Beglin, Liam Murphy, Ronnie Murphy, Jacko McDonagh, Eamonn Gregg, Mick Byrne (physio), Louis Kilcoyne (promoter). Front row: Rocky O’Brien, Tommy McConville, Jim McLaughlin (manager), Denis Clarke, Martin Lawlor, Liam Buckley.

on May 9 where the score was also 1-0 to the locals. Game three in Childers Reserve, Gisborne ended 0-0 before a crowd of 5,000. On May 16 the League of Ireland won 2-1 thanks to goals from former St Pat’s player Seán Byrne and Denis Clarke. And the fifth game in the Land of the Long White Cloud in Surrey Park, Invercargill, ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts. Louis was also the organiser back in July 1973 when an All-Ireland team played reigning World champions Brazil at Lansdowne Road. The IFA in Belfast reacted coolly to the idea of an all-Ireland team and IFA President Harry Cavan, who was also a FIFA vicepresident, was certainly not happy with the idea. So Kilcoyne

called his team a Shamrock Rovers XI and they wore green and white hoops. Kilcoyne had promised Brazil they would face a team drawn from the whole of the island and he had delegated the task of assembling it to his brother-inlaw, John Giles, who enlisted the help of Northern Ireland captain Derek Dougan. Giles and Dougan both played, while Liam Tuohy managed the Irish XI. The game was played the start of July some of the players had to train through their holidays to maintain match fitness , but Giles or Dougan neither experienced any difficulty coming up with his share of the required numbers. Brazil won 4-3. Dougan was not selected again by Northern Ireland after that game.

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Years later Derek Dougan said: ‘‘I was in a good position to get people at the time because I was chairman of the PFA, but the reality is that everybody wanted to be involved because of the opposition. I had worked for ITV through the whole of the 1970 World Cup finals and Brazil was definitely the best side I had ever seen.’’ Mick Martin, who has just left Bohemians for Manchester United, shared Dougan’s enthusiasm. Mick said: ‘‘I was a young boy, probably the youngest in the team and while I knew it was going to be a mixed team I don’t think the significance of that was excessively important to me really.’’ For the Brazilians, the game marked the end of a nine-match European tour on which, up until then, they had won five, drawn once and lost twice. Victory in Dublin would bring a $500 win bonus; they got nothing for a draw or defeat, while the Irish were on a match fee of around 100 pounds.

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Shamrock Rovers XI: Jennings (Spurs), Craig (Newcastle Utd), Mulligan (Crystal Palace), Hunter (Ipswich), Carroll (Birmingham ), Giles (Leeds), Martin (Manchester Utd), O’Neill (Notts Forest), Conroy (Stoke), Dougan (Wolves), Givens (QPR). Subs: O’Kane (Notts Forest) for Carroll, Hamilton (Ipswich) for Givens, Dennehy (Notts Forest) for Conroy. Brazil: Leao, Ze Maria, Luiz Pereira, Piazza, Marco Antonio, Paulo Cesar, Clodoaldo, Rivelino, Valdomiro, Jairzinho, Dirceu. Scorers: Irish XI: Martin, Conroy, Dougan. Brazil: Paulo Cesar 2 (1pen), Jarzinho, Valdomiro. Six years later Kilcoyne brought Argentina to Dublin on May 29 1979 and they played a Republic of Ireland XI in a benefit game for UNICEF at Lansdowne Road. The game ended 0-0, but the Irish players were not awarded caps by the FAI.

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A View from Afar Ian Templeman

For me, one of the most interesting stories to emerge on the domestic front this year was the announcement that Kerry FC have applied to join the SSE Airtricity League for the 2023 season. I have filled several pages in this programme down the years discussing the need for fresh blood in the league, and especially for areas of the country not currently served by a LOI club to be brought into the fold. So I thought the news was very welcome and a very interesting development. There was a fair amount of coverage of the story in the media, and we subsequently learned that the club’s home ground is already in place Mounthawk Park, in the Cahermoneen area of Tralee, which is also the home of the Kerry District League. It’s a fiveminute drive from the centre of Tralee, and has an artificial pitch with standing and seating areas for spectators. To give the story a Pats angle, a man once of this parish, Billy Dennehy, is involved with Kerry FC and the plans. In an interview in the Independent, the Chairperson of the Kerry District League, Seán O’Keeffe, revealed that Dennehy, who is currently the Kerry Under 19 manager, was a major player in getting the project going as he helped to put the consortium together and worked to secure funding from the United States.

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The always excellent LOI Central podcast, presented by Johnny Ward and Dan McDonnell, were quick to line up an interview with Billy in the wake of the news, and it made for interesting listening. Talking to the guys, Dennehy said that the infrastructure is in place for the club to go ahead with the application, and while the hopes and expectations are high, they are looking at taking small steps, maybe taking 2-3 years to find their feet and build foundations to move forward. Underage teams from the area have done well in recent years, and Dennehy said the aim is that establishing a club based in Tralee in the LOI will give young players in the area something to aspire to, and give them the chance to play at senior level without having to travel long distances. Dennehy also emphasised the importance being placed on the club becoming a focal point for the community, and for all the local leagues in the area. He admitted that they are going into the project under no illusions, and there will be an initial challenge to get players of the required quality in to build a squad, but I got the impression that there is a steely determination to succeed and that those involved are prepared to take small steps

rather than run the risk of overstretching themselves early on. The point that this story raised for me straight away was that given time, a professional football club in Kerry could open new opportunities to pick up previously untapped footballing talent in the county, and I have been struck by the similarities between where Kerry FC are aiming to get to and Ross County FC, who now play in the Scottish Premier Division, having first joined the Scottish League in 1994. For those not familiar with Scottish geography, Ross County play in the town of Dingwall – population around 5,000 – and are the most northerly based senior football club in the UK, located 15 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It’s taken them time to move up the footballing ladder, but nowadays County are established in the top flight and are also firmly focussed on taking advantage of the huge geographic area around them, where the club have little competition in snapping up local talent. In the season just ended, Adam MacKinnon and Matty Wright, two

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Ronan O’Flaherty @iantemplemanloi players from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis – a three hour journey from Dingwall (and even further away from any other Scottish League club apart from Inverness Caledonian Thistle) – were regular members of the Ross County first team squad having progressed through the ranks from the club academy.

Matty Wright coming from Stornoway, and boys coming from far and wide to get down here and be given that chance, with their mums and dads watching and driving three hours back home. It’s incredible commitment from families and we have a part to play in that.”

The Ross County boss is Malky Mackay, the former Cardiff City and Watford manager, and since joining the club he has been very vocal about his commitment to creating a pathway for northbased talent to break into his first team, and sees it as vital for the club’s long-term success. He also believes the club have a duty to provide footballing opportunities to the vast catchment area they operate within.

As part of researching the background for this piece I also dug out an interview from a couple of years back with Roy MacGregor, the Ross County Chairman who also reaffirmed that offering the chance to local players is a key element of the club’s objectives.

Speaking last year, Mackay said: “This is a huge area, that we need to own. We need to know everything that’s going on in the Highlands and Islands, and have our fingerprint everywhere. “I have been reading about the regeneration of German football, and they basically went back to square one after they got put out of the World Cup in the first round. “They said ‘let’s look at this whole thing again’. If they didn’t do that and changed the way that they found players they would never have found Toni Kroos, who was stuck up a mountain somewhere playing for a village team when he was 12. “We’ve got Adam MacKinnon and

He said: “The academy was built because when players got to 16 they had to leave this area if they wanted to make a career in football. “The principle, 15 years on, is making sure if someone is good enough and dedicated enough to be a professional footballer, then we give them an opportunity on their doorstep to make that happen”. Those words from both men will surely ring just as true for Kerry FC, and as far as the SSE Airtricity League is concerned, I think it’s a very exciting development. Kerry’s application will surely be rubber stamped, as there is absolutely no reason not to, and if they succeed in establishing themselves in the league, hopefully that will provide the inspiration for other clubs in areas that are not currently served by

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an LOI club in their locality. If it works in Kerry, there’s no reason why the template they are working to can’t be taken and implemented in another county. And as Seán O’Keeffe pointed out in his interview in the Independent, a Kerry club in the league will bring money into the county, it’ll bring visitors into the county to stay in hotels, to come to matches, so the benefits of establishing a League of Ireland club in a previously untapped area brings benefits beyond footballing ones. “A game-changer” is the word the FAI have used to describe the plans, and hopefully that will be the case. With parallels to the Ross County story which is a proven success, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be either. All in all, I think it’s a fascinating story, and I for one will be watching with great interest to see how it all unfolds in the months ahead.

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Club History Dermot Looney

1952/53: The Difficult Second Season as an LOI club, the LFA President’s Cup, an early ‘Super Cup’ played between the League and Cup winners. Pat’s drew 1-1 with Dundalk on August 13th, with O’Kelly scoring. The replay went to the Saints on a 5-0 scoreline in September thanks to a Gibbons hat-trick and goals from Fitzgerald and Desay.

Saints B Team

The ‘difficult second album’ is a cliché for bands, but football teams too often find it difficult to follow up successes. For St Patrick’s Athletic, their second season in the League of Ireland, following the inaugural success, would prove a difficult campaign. “Home” for the season was again Glenmalure Park in Milltown, the Shamrock Rovers ground, while works continued at Richmond Park. Many of the stars of 1951/52 stayed on but attempts by the Athletic selectors to add to the squad had mixed success. Paddy Collins, brother of goalkeeper Jimmy, was a fruitful addition to the forward line,

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scoring 7 League goals and one each in the Shield and FAI Cup. Ben Healy, a diminutive winger formerly of Bohemians, was also a successful acquisition, netting 12 goals in total (6 League, 5 Shield and one FAI Cup). Some players promoted from the youth ranks and B team also featured this season, including Fergie Crawford, Christy Fitzgerald, Gerry McCord and Charlie Smith. Perhaps the most influential signing came in February, with Scottish left winghalf Jimmy Nelson signing from Waterford; he was immediately made captain. In September, the Saints lifted their second piece of silverware

With the Athletic knocked out of the other early season tournaments, the Dublin City Cup (first round) and Leinster Senior Cup (fourth round), attention turned to the Shield campaign in which each side played each other once. The Saints began well with a 3-1 win over Limerick. But defeat on the reverse scoreline followed the following week away to Shelbourne. Pat’s continued to struggle, drawing two and losing two of their next four games. They did go on to win four of their last five to finish in 6th place. The final Shield game at Milltown against Waterford, a 3-2 win, was played in front of a huge gate of £893. The League proper started on November 16th, with draws against Limerick and Shelbourne beginning the campaign. But following three

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Next came Shamrock Rovers, with the Athletic recording their first League win of the season on a 3-1 scoreline. The return to form continued on December 28th, away to Bohemians. “Pat’s Win Scoring Spree In The Slush” was the headline in the Irish Press, reporting on a 7-3 win for the Saints in wintry conditions.

Collins (Pats) and Kinsella (Drums) in a heading duel at Tolka Park.

games would prove that the Saints were some way off top form yet.

But inconsistency was to return. Of their four games in January, the Saints lost two and drew two. First up was a 3-2 home defeat to Evergreen Utd, with Pat’s again throwing away a two-goal lead. “St Patrick’s have got into a bad habit of resting on their oars,” reported WP Murphy in the Independent. A 2-1 loss to Drumcondra came

On November 30th, Cork Athletic beat the Saints 2-1. “Lady Luck smiled on Cork Athletic at the Mardyke yesterday,” noted the match report. “League Champions in Nose-Dive” was the headline in the Irish Press later that week. “What has happened to the champions?” The Saints threw away lead after lead. Pat’s went 3-1 up on Sligo Rovers on December 7th, only to draw the game 3-3. They led 3-0 at half-time against Transport the following week, only to again draw 3-3. 2022 Season • Vol. 34 • No.09 • St Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

sandwiched between 1-1 draws with Dundalk and Waterford. February 1st saw Pat’s first win since December, beating Limerick 3-0 at Milltown, with captain Jimmy Nelson making his debut. But any hopes of a League title challenge were extinguished on February 8th at Dalymount with a 1-0 loss at the hands of eventual title winners Shelbourne. Pat’s took on Shels again the following week in the first round of the FAI Cup at Milltown. The game attracted a huge gate of £975 and finished in a 1-1 draw. “Too much rough play, too little good football and too much tolerance by referee Glendenning, of Sunderland,

Not this time, Florrie... Staunton of St Patrick’s Athletic grimly stops this full-blooded drive from Burke.

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spoiled the tie,” reported the Irish Times. The replay the following Thursday at Dalymount Park saw another fine gate of £540. A dominant Pat’s ran out 3-1 winners, with “Desay and Boland the real St Patrick’s match-winners,” according to the Irish Press.

The big Cup win set Pat’s up for a better end to the season. Next up in the League came Cork Athletic at Milltown on February 22nd. The match saw the highest attendance in the League of Ireland that season, with a crowd of 20,000-25,000 paying a gate of £1134. Many were there to see Raich Carter. The 39-year-old former Sunderland, Derby and Hull great had come out of retirement to join the Leesiders. He “showed a few nice touches, but nothing to inspire the big attendance,” reported the Independent, but it was another forward who stunned the huge crowd. “Youthful, turbulent, thrustful St Patrick’s Athletic centre-forward Gibbons got the plaudits, and well he deserved them after scoring five goals in a 6-2 win.”

Shay Gibbons challenges Cork keeper Courtney in 8 goal thriller.

Ben Healy got the other goal for the home side. “Shay’s Day at Milltown” was the Irish Press headline, noting that “Shay got bang into form and mesmerised a Cork defence into so many mistakes that he was able to score five goals and miss almost as many more.” Pat’s met Sligo three times in

Collins on ground... but the situation is in hand, as Murray, the St Pat’s half-back, gets ready to clear as Armstrong comes running in to challenge for Sligo.

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eleven days at the start of March. A 1-1 League draw at the Showgrounds came before the second round of the Cup at Milltown. 21,136 spectators, paying an impressive £1143 gate, saw a “dull scoreless draw,” noted the Independent. The replay took place in front of the secondbiggest gate (£235) since Sligo’s return to the LOI in 1948. The Saints won 1-0 with the “softest possible” goal from Paddy Collins. Left full-back ‘Danno’ Donnelly came in for praise in the Press; he “never slipped up and his clearances always turned defence into attack.” Back in the League, a 2-0 loss against Shamrock Rovers was followed by a 2-0 win over Bohemians, but all eyes were on the Cup. Sunday March 29th saw Pat’s biggest game of the season, the FAI Cup semi-final against Evergreen Utd at Dalymount Park. A crowd of 15,465 paying a gate of £1554 and 9 shillings saw “Listless St Patrick’s Go Down To Evergreen,” in the words of the Irish Independent. “What happened to St Patrick’s Athletic?” asked WP Murphy in the Independent, noting that “the Inchicore side produced one of their worst displays of the season” in a 1-0 defeat. Jimmy Collins was blamed for the goal, with Evergreen netting after Collins dropped a high cross. With the Cup dream now over Pat’s had little but pride left to play for in their five remaining League games, but won three and drew one to finish the season in a creditable 4th place. One of these, a rare Monday game on April 13th saw what the Independent noted was “the first League game at Inchicore for over 25 years,” with Pat’s given permission to use Richmond Park for the end-ofseason clash with Transport. “St Pats Lose First Really Home Game” ran the rather awkward headline in the following day’s Independent, reporting on a 2-1 loss. 2022 Season • Vol. 34 • No.09 • St Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

Rowe (Drums) hits the ball past Cummins, St Pat’s centre-half, and into the net at Milltown, but the goals was disallowed for handball.

The Saints “honoured the League pennant flying at the entrance gate” of Glenmalure Park with a 41 win over Waterford on April 19th. Veteran Barreller Cassidy scored twice with Paddy Collins and Shay Gibbons also on the scoresheet. Gibbons’ total for the season was an astonishing 38 goals; 22 in the League, making him the League’s top scorer for the second season in a row; 9 in the Shield, and 7 in Cup games (3 President’s Cup, 2 Leinster Senior Cup and 2 FAI Cup). Gibbons featured in two League of Ireland XI games alongside Jimmy Nelson and Jimmy ‘Timber’ Cummins. The match against the Irish League at the end of the season would end in tragedy for the latter, as we will describe in our next issue. The Saints B team, playing in the LSL Division I, lifted the FAI Intermediate Cup after three replays against Jacobs. The team included several stars of the future, including Dinny Lowry, Fergie Crawford and Christy Fitzgerald.

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Irish Independent Saturday 28 June, 2008 League of Ireland Premier Division • Brandywell JUNE

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DERRY CITY 0 ST PATRICK'S ATH 3

THE Saints of Inchicore, in their best away performance of the season, underlined their Premiership credentials when they hammered the Candystripes at the Brandywell last night. A superb second half hat-trick from Mark Quigley subjected Derry to their heaviest defeat of the season and enabled St Patrick's to move to within two points of leaders Bohemians. St Patrick's dominated the first half in terms of ownership of the ball but they failed to convert their possession into goal scoring opportunities. The Derry defence was caught cold in the 51st minute when Fahey went on a driving run through midfield before slipping the ball to Fitzpatrick on the right and the striker's near-post

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cross was hammered into the net by Mark Quigley, his tenth goal of the season and fifth in his last four games. Ryan Guy came within inches of increasing St Patrick's lead seven minutes later only to see his right foot shot from 20 yards roll inches wide of Doherty's right hand upright. Doherty came to Derry's rescue in the 59th minute with a superb save from Stephen Paisley's 12yard shot. The home side had a chance when striker Mark Farren's overhead kick from Stephen Gray's header flew into the arms of goalkeeper Ryan in the 77th minute. However, a mix-up between defender Clive Delaney and ‘keeper Doherty paved the way for St Patrick's second goal in

the 84th minute when Doherty's attempted clearance was charged down by Quigley who then tapped the ball into an empty net. The striker completed his hattrick four minutes later when, following a through ball from Guy, he rounded Doherty and sidefooted the ball into the net. DERRY CITY: Doherty, McCallion (McGlynn 63), Delaney, Hutton, Gray, Deery, Molloy (Higgins 72), Martyn (McHugh 81), McGinn, Sammon, Farren. ST PATS: Ryan, Lynch, Harris, Paisley, Byrne, Guy, Fahey, Dempsey, Kirby, Quigley, Fitzpatrick (Ryan 75). REF: Hugo Whoriskey, Meath.

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Ronan O’Flaherty Safety at Richmond Park Stadium Regulations • All persons entering the stadium are admitted only subject to the following ground regulations and to the regulations of the Football Association. Entry to the ground shall be deemed to constitute unqualified acceptance of all these rules and regulations.

• There is a no smoking policy in effect in both stands. • The climbing of walls, floodlight pylons, stands or any structure inside theg round is strictly forbidden. • Any persons found damaging or defacing the property of St Patrick’s Athletic FC will be liable to prosecution.

• Firework, smoke canisters, bottles, glasses, cans, flags, banners, poles, flares and any other articles or containers which could or might be used as a weapon or likely to cause a nuisance to other people in the stadium are not permitted within the stadium and any person in possession of such an article or container may be refused entry or ejected from the stadium.

• Any excessive noise, such as that from the use of radio sets megaphones and/or behaviour likely to cause confusion or nuisance i.e.: Laser lights of any kind is not permitted inside the stadium. • Foul or abusive language is not permitted inside the stadium and will result in ejection from the stadium.

• Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an Adult and that adult must accept respon sibility for those in his/her charge.

• No form of racist abuse will be tolerated inside the stadium and will result in ejection from the stadium and may result in a prosecution by An Garda. St Patrick's Athletic shows the red card to racism.

• Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol or any banned substances into the stadium.

• Any person who does not comply with instructions from a steward may be ejected from the stadium. • In general, the right of admission is reserved to the Club Management of St Patrick’s Athletic FC. • St Patrick’s Athletic FC reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person from the stadium who refuses to be searched by a police officer. • Any person who blocks, or obstructs a gangway in any way and refuses to move on request may be ejected from the stadium. • St Patrick’s Athletic FC reserves the right for its servants or agents to remove from the stadium any person who does not comply with the stadium regulations or whose presence inside the stadium could reasonably be construed as a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any spectator.

Safety Notice • St Patrick’s Athletic Football Club are committed to ensuring the safety of all spectators at Richmond Park. It is therefore important that the following information is read and strictly adhered to. • Anyone requiring medical attention during the game should alert their nearest steward or club official and will be directed to the St John’s Ambulance attendant or First Aid Room.

• Parents, Guardians or any adult responsible for children inside the stadium should ensure that children are supervised at all times. • Cigarettes should be properly extinguished as they can be a major cause of fire. • The use of flares inside the stadium is strictly forbidden.

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1-1

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DROGHEDA UNITED

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1-1

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DUNDALK

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1-1

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1-1

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SHELBOURNE

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UCD

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DROGHEDA UNITED

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Fri 30 Sep

DERRY CITY

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1-1

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DUNDALK

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1-1

Fri 14 Oct

BOHEMIANS

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1-1

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SHAMROCK ROVERS

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1-1

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SLIGO ROVERS

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1-1

Fri 04 Nov

SHELBOURNE

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R2

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QF

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SF

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Sonny Parry

Last November's FAI Cup triumph is still fresh in the memory of 6 year old Sonny Parry, who sent in this picture of his

FAI Cup Weekend ending Sun 31 July

Darragh Burns

favourite Saints player, Darragh Burns, lifting the cup.

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Pres Cup

League

FAI Cup

Europe

1st Sub

2nd Sub 3rd Sub

4th Sub

5th Sub 1 Goals Scored OG Own Goal For

* Own Goal

Yellow Card

Red Card

SUBSTITUTES

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

1 M DOYLE

KING

OWOLABI

MCCLELLAND BERMINGHAM CORBALLY

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

1 KING

MCCLELLAND 1 GRIVOSTI

O’REILLY

GRIVOSTI

O’REILLY

OWOLABI

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

KING

OWOLABI 1 MURPHY

S CURTIS

BERMINGHAM GRIVOSTI

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

OWOLABI

BURNS

KING

ABANKWAH

O’REILLY

FORRESTER 1 E DOYLE

M DOYLE

KING

OWOLABI

BERMINGHAM ABANKWAH

BURNS

OWOLABI

ABANKWAH

MCCLELLAND COUGHLAN

BRESLIN

OWOLABI

MCCLELLAND COUGHLAN COUGHLAN

MURPHY

MCCORMACK KEELEY

MCCORMACK S CURTIS

MCCLELLAND MCCORMACK O’REILLY

BERMINGHAM MCCORMACK B CURTIS

KEELEY

MCCORMACK S CURTIS

MURPHY

KEELEY

KING

MCCORMACK S CURTIS

MURPHY

KEELEY

ABANKWAH

MCCORMACK S CURTIS

MURPHY

KEELEY

MCCLELLAND LIPSIUC

CORBALLY

MURPHY

ODUMOSU

BERMINGHAM S CURTIS

MCCLELLAND COUGHLAN

E DOYLE

1 M DOYLE

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

1 M DOYLE

1 KING

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

KING

OWOLABI

ABANKWAH

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

KING

ABANKWAH

MCCORMACK MURPHY

OWOLABI

COUGHLAN

MURPHY

E DOYLE

COUGHLAN

KING

MCCLELLAND

M DOYLE

OWOLABI

CORBALLY

MCCORMACK BERMINGHAM S CURTIS

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

MCCLELLAND

KING

M DOYLE

COUGHLAN

OWOLABI

MCCORMACK SCOTT

MCCLELLAND

COUGHLAN

M DOYLE

OWOLABI

KING

E DOYLE

MCCORMACK 1 O’REILLY

ABANKWAH

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

KING

SCOTT

M DOYLE

MCCLELLAND COUGHLAN

BERMINGHAM OWOLABI

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

BURNS

COUGHLAN

OWOLABI

MCCORMACK MCCLELLAND ROBINSON

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

KING

M DOYLE

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

KING

BURNS

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

KING

BURNS

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

MCCLELLAND

OWOLABI

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

KING

OWOLABI

M DOYLE

FORRESTER

E DOYLE

M DOYLE

MCCORMACK BERMINGHAM OWOLABI

KING 1 MCCORMACK

2 BURNS

KING

1 BERMINGHAM M DOYLE BURNS

1 M DOYLE SCOTT

3 ROBINSON

KEELEY

MURPHY

FORRESTER

2 MCCORMACK

LOST 5-4 ON PENS

BERMINGHAM ODUMOSU

S CURTIS

MCCLELLAND ODUMOSU ROBINSON

ODUMOSU

BERMINGHAM S CURTIS

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

BRESLIN

S CURTIS

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

S CURTIS

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

S CURTIS

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

FAY

MCCLELLAND OWOLABI

ROBINSON 1 FAY

SCOTT

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

ROBINSON

BERMINGHAM OWOLABI

MCCORMACK FAY

SCOTT

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

ROBINSON

BERMINGHAM OWOLABI

MCCLELLAND B CURTIS

SCOTT

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

BERMINGHAM MCCLELLAND OWOLABI

ROBINSON

B CURTIS

M DOYLE

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

M DOYLE

MCCORMACK BURNS

KING

B CURTIS

SCOTT

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

BURNS

MCCORMACK GRIVOSTI

ABANKWAH

ROBINSON

SCOTT

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

SCOTT

KING

ROBINSON

CORBALLY

ODUMOSU

ABANKWAH

Quiz Time Kieran Coughlan 1

Daragh Burns is a native of which county?

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2

Which Dane scored in the 201 FAI Cup Final?

Who were the last side to field an allEnglish team in an FA Cup Final?

7

Who has managed Newcastle, Charlton, West Ham and Crystal Palace in the Premier League?

8

Who was the first non Basque player to play for Real Sociedad?

9

When did Scotland last qualify for a tournament that England failed to qualify for?

3

What year did Tim Clancy play for Shamrock Rovers?

4

Which Shamrock Rovers player scored twice in a European game in 2021?

5

Which current Premier League player has scored a hat trick at Highbury?

Answers

10 Which former Premier League footballer managed Bayern Munich in 2008?

1 Meath. 2 Nicklas Vemmelund. 3 2015. 4 Rory Gaffney. 5 Jamie Vardy. 6 Crystal Palace 1990. 7 Alan Pardew. 8 John Aldridge. 9 1978 World Cup. 10 Jurgen Klinsmann. 2022 Season • Vol. 34 • No.09 • St Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

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Apps & Goals 2022 League of Ireland

1

Joseph Anang

President’s Cup

UP TO AND INCLUDING GAMES PLAYED ON SAT 18 JUNE 2022

FAI Cup

Europa Conference

TOTAL

Pld

Goals

Pld

Goals

Pld

Goals

Pld

Goals

Pld

Goals

20

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

21

0

23 David Odumosu

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

25 Josh Keeley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Jack Scott

10+4s

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

11+4s

1

3

Ian Bermingham

5+5s

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5+5s

0

4

Joe Redmond

20

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

21

2

5

Tom Grivosti

17+1s

1

1s

0

0

0

0

0

17+2s

1

6

Jamie Lennon

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

8

Chris Forrester

19

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

20

1

9

Eoin Doyle

19+1s

7

1

1

0

0

0

0

20+1s

8

10 Ronan Coughlan

2+6s

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2+6s

0

11 Jason McClelland

7+7s

1

1s

0

0

0

0

0

7+8s

1

14 Mark Doyle

11+7s

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

12+7s

2

15 Billy King

15+2s

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

16+2s

1

16 Adam O’Reilly

16+3s

0

1s

0

0

0

0

0

16+4s

0

17 Darragh Burns

16+4s

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

17+4s

4

18 Ben McCormack

4+6s

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4+6s

1

19 Anto Breslin

18+1s

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

19+1s

0

20 James Abankwah

5+4s

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

6+4s

0

22 Sam Curtis

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

24 Ben Curtis

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

28 Cian Kelly

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

29 Paddy Barrett

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

31 Kian Corbally

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

33 Kyle Robinson

5s

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5s

1

34 Adam Murphy

1+2s

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1+2s

0

45 Tunde Owolabi

4+12s

4

1s

0

0

0

0

0

4+13s

4

PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

LAST 5 MATCHES

1

SHAMROCK ROVERS

20

13

3

4

33

13

20

42

W W

2

DUNDALK

19

10

7

2

28

14

14

37

W W W W W

3

DERRY CITY

20

9

7

4

34

19

15

34

L

L

L

D

D

4

ST PATRICK'S ATHLETIC

20

9

4

7

26

17

9

31

D

L

W

L

W

5

SLIGO ROVERS

20

7

7

6

28

23

5

28

D

L

W D W

6

BOHEMIANS

19

6

8

5

25

24

1

26

L

W

L

7

SHELBOURNE

19

7

3

9

17

24

-7

24

W W W

L

L

8

DROGHEDA UNITED

19

5

6

8

22

32

-10

21

L

W W D

D

9

FINN HARPS

19

2

5

12

15

34

-19

11

L

L

L

D

L

10

UCD

19

1

6

12

12

40

-28

9

W

L

L

D

L

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W

L

D W

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