On This Day in the LOI – 17th April 17th April 1932: Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup for the fifth time when they defeated Dolphin by 1-0 in the Final played at Dalymount Park. The attendance was recorded as 32,000.The winning goal was scored by the
On This Day in the LOI – 17th April
17th April 1932: Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup for the fifth time when they defeated Dolphin by 1-0 in the Final played at Dalymount Park. The attendance was recorded as 32,000.The winning goal was scored by the legendary Paddy Moore in the 75th minute of the match and was the second successive year in which he scored the winning goal in the FAI Cup Final. In the first round, Dolphin defeated St. James’s Gate by 10-0 to set a record winning margin in an FAI Cup tie which still stands to this day shared with Waterford and Derry City.
17th April 1980: Richie Baker was born on this day in Dublin. Baker began his career at Shelbourne and was part of the squad which claimed three Premier Division titles, and an FAI Cup, before he left for New England Revolution in 2004. Baker returned to Shelbourne after a year in America and won another League title with the club in 2006. He moved to Drogheda United where he won his fifth League medal in 2007 before another spell with Shelbourne and a short stint with Bray Wanderers in 2010. He played for the major part of his career at Shelbourne alongside his brother Dessie. He has been capped for the Republic of Ireland at various Underage levels up to and including U21.
17th April 1988: Dane Massey was born in Dublin on this day. The SSE Airtricity League stalwart has had an incredibly successful career in the league, winning four Premier Division titles, two FAI Cups and one EA SPORTS Cup during his time with Dundalk. He started his career at the Carlisle Grounds with Bray Wanderers and made over 115 league appearances for the club. His form attracted the attention of Stephen Kenny at Dundalk in 2013 and he has enjoyed an immensely successful period with the Lilywhites. He was an instrumental part of the team in Dundalk's 2016 UEFA Europa League run and he was named in the PFAI Team of the Year in 2016.
On This Day in Irish Football - 17th April
17th April 2002: As Ireland prepared for the 2002 World Cup Finals, 39,000 supporters packed into Lansdowne Road to see the team in their last home fixture before they headed off to Korea and Japan. The U.S.A. managed by Bruce Arena provided the opposition. Mark Kinsella (7) gave Ireland an early lead against before Eddie Pope (34) equalised. Ireland made eight substitutions and one of them, Gary Doherty (83) scored the winning goal just twelve minutes after coming on. It was Doherty’s first international goal.