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Liam Whelan, Remembering Ireland’s Busby Babe

In September 1957, Liam Whelan scored twice in a European Cup tie for Manchester United against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park, just up the road from where he grew up in Dublin. Less than five months later, the Irishman would perish along with seven team-mates in the Munich Air Disaster. 

Liam Whelan, Remembering Ireland’s Busby Babe

In September 1957, Liam Whelan scored twice in a European Cup tie for Manchester United against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park, just up the road from where he grew up in Dublin. Less than five months later, the Irishman would perish along with seven team-mates in the Munich Air Disaster. This week marks the 56th anniversary of the tragedy.

The Home of Premier Ambitions

It is one of Ireland’s most famous footballing nurseries producing some of the country’s greatest internationals such as Johnny Carey, Liam Whelan, Liam Brady, Ronnie Whelan, and Richard Dunne. Now Dublin’s Home Farm FC is the focus of Premier Ambitions, a behind-the-scenes documentary series airing on Setanta Sports.