With the passing of the great Diego Maradona, we’re reposting this Issue 5 feature. For a motley crew of the League of Ireland’s finest, football paradise was found in South America, when they also faced the teenage sensation, writes Macdara Ferris.
Shamrock Rovers are a giant of Irish football but spent years as nomads when forced to leave their south Dublin base. One fixture stands out as the moment the Hoops hit rock bottom, writes Macdara Ferris in Póg Mo Goal magazine Issue 6.
From Póg Mo Goal Magazine, Issue 3. Shamrock Rovers’ breakthrough as the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a major European competition was supposed to herald an era of domestic domination. However it hasn’t worked out that way, writes Macdara Ferris.