Shamrock Rovers F.C.

association football club

Shamrock Rovers Football Club (Irish: Cumann Peile Ruagairí na Seamróige) is a football club from Dublin, Ireland. They play in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland. The club is the most successful in Ireland's football history.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club
(Irish: Cumann Peile Ruagairí na Seamróige)
Full nameShamrock Rovers Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hoops, Rovers
Founded1901
GroundTallaght Stadium, Dublin
Capacity6000
ChairmanJonathan Roche
ManagerStephen Bradley
LeagueLeague of Ireland Premier Division
20153rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1901 and is named after Shamrock Avenue in Dublin, the place where the club was founded. They started playing friendly matches. In 1904/05 they began to play in a league. From 1907 till 1914 they were not allowed to play because they had no home ground. In 1921 they missed the founding of the league of Ireland, but the next season they played in this league and won the title. The next decades the Rovers were very successful. In 1967, they played as Boston Rovers one season in the United Soccer Association in the USA.

In 1987 Glenmalure Park, the home ground was sold by the club owners as building area. The club started to build a new stadium in Dublins suburb Tallaght but came into financial troubles. The County South Dublin finished the construction in 2009 and so the Rovers have a new homeground. During the troubles the club was also relegated to the first division of the League of Ireland in 2005 but in 2007 they won and were again promoted to the Premier Division.

Through a 2:1 after extra time against (home 1:1) the Rovers are qualified for the UEFA-Europa League group stage 2011/12. They will play in group A versus Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kasan and PAOK Saloniki.

Current squadEdit

All players used during the season:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Jamaica Richard Brush
2 DF   [[|Ireland]] Patrick Sullivan
3 DF   [[|Ireland]] Enda Stevens
4 DF   Scotland Craig Sives
5 DF   England Dan Murray (Captain)
6 MF   [[|Ireland]] Stephen Rice
7 MF   [[|Ireland]] Gary McCabe
8 MF   [[|Ireland]] Stephen O'Donnell
9 FW   Scotland Gary Twigg
10 FW   [[|Ireland]] Karl Sheppard
11 FW   [[|Ireland]] Ciarán Kilduff
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF   [[|Ireland]] Pat Flynn
14 FW   [[|Ireland]] Dean Kelly
15 MF   [[|Ireland]] Paddy Kavanagh
16 GK   England Ryan Thompson
17 DF   [[|Ireland]] Ken Oman
18 MF   Northern Ireland Chris Turner
19 FW   [[|Ireland]] Gary O'Neill
20 MF   [[|Ireland]] Billy Dennehy
21 MF   [[|Ireland]] Ronan Finn
22 MF   [[|Ireland]] Conor McCormack
23 DF   [[|Ireland]] Mick Doyle

StaffEdit

  • Coach: Stephen Bradley
  • Assistant Coach: Trevor Croly
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Tim Dalton
  • Physiotherapist: Richard Walker

HonoursEdit

National titlesEdit

Other websitesEdit