Dalymount Park, The Home of Irish Football

David Conway-Bohs v Shels

Dalymount Park, The Home of Irish Football is a lovingly crafted pictorial history of one of Dublin’s most treasured landmarks, put together by journalist and lifelong League of Ireland supporter Colin White.

Spanning twelve decades, the book contains fantastic photographs and magic memories from the stadium’s 125-year existence.

Irish legend John Giles, a man who stood in the terraces as a boy watching his heroes gracing the turf at ‘Dalyer’, has penned a heartfelt foreword – a love letter to the place where he began his international career.

“Dalymount Park is and forever will be the true historic home of Irish football. As a football man, it means a lot to me, and I know it means a huge amount to Irish football fans throughout the country.” – John Giles

Eddie Mallin-Bob Marley

Bob Marley played a storming set at Dalymount just ten months before his death

15/04/1962 04/15/1962 15 April 1962 Soccer; Shamrock Rovers v Waterford, F.A.I. Cup Semi - Final at Dalymount Park, Dublin. A part of the enthusiastic crowd that attended the game.

Shamrock Rovers v Waterford, F.A.I. Cup Semi – Final at Dalymount Park, Dublin. A part of the enthusiastic crowd that attended the game.

24/05/1964 05/24/1964 24 May 1964 Soccer International: Ireland v England at Dalymount Park, Dublin. England won the game 3-1.  Irish captain, Noel Cantwell (left) and English captain Bobby Moore shake hands and exchange plaques prior to the match with referee Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland) looking on.

Ireland v England at Dalymount Park, Dublin. England won the game 3-1. Irish captain, Noel Cantwell (left) and English captain Bobby Moore shake hands and exchange plaques prior to the match with referee Robert Holley Davidson (Scotland) looking on.

19/10/1955 10/19/1955 19 October 1955 Soccer International: Ireland v Yugoslavia at Dalymount Park, Dublin.

Ireland v Yugoslavia at Dalymount Park, Dublin.

National Library of Ireland-Shels FAI Cup

FAI Cup final replay. Shelbourne vs St Patrick’s Athletic. Goalkeeper Alan Gough poses for the obligatory ‘trophy on keeper’s head’ shot.

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