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.
We teamed up with Copa90 to tell you why you need to look out for Shamrock Rovers versus Bohemians.
Relive the goals from Irish champions Dundalk’s epic win over BATE Borisov which guarantees Europa League football, but could lead to Champions League dreamland.
With Damien Duff joining Shamrock Rovers, the greater impact his stint in the Airtricity League will have will surely be a positive one. Can we expect more stars of Duff’s stature to follow suit and play out their last few years on home turf?
Sligo Rovers’ celebrations after clinching the Setanta Sports Cup at a rain-sodden Tallaght are utterly brilliant and Joey Ndo’s legendary status just went up a couple of notches.
The gaze of the footballing press continues to focus on Shamrock Rovers as the countdown to their White Hart Lane meeting with Spurs continues. In particular, former Tottenham player Rohan Ricketts has figured prominently as he prepares to return to his old stomping ground in the hooped shirt of Ireland’s history makers.
Tallaght Stadium. The final stages of a major European competition. Irish particpants for the first time. Heady days for the game here. And no, it’s not Shamrock Rovers. Peamount United Ladies face Paris Saint German in the UEFA Women’s Champions League on Wednesday and take another defining step for football in Ireland.
Irish football’s finest hour? Regardless of what ensues; whether Shamrock Rovers are beaten out the gate in each of their Europa League games, they have put the League of Ireland on the map. Paradoxically, the attention and goodwill flowing towards Rovers from the wider football world may be the route by which the Republic’s domestic game gains respect at home.