On This Day in the LOI - 27th April27th April 1933: Liam Tuohy was born on this day in East Wall, Dublin. Tuohy is one of the all-time greats of Irish football. He started his career at Shamrock Rovers in August 1951 and spent nine years with Rovers
On This Day in the LOI - 27th April
27th April 1933: Liam Tuohy was born on this day in East Wall, Dublin. Tuohy is one of the all-time greats of Irish football. He started his career at Shamrock Rovers in August 1951 and spent nine years with Rovers in his first spell at the club. During this spell, he won three League championship titles and two FAI Cups before he left for Newcastle United in 1960. He spent three years at Newcastle United before he returned to Shamrock Rovers. He went on to secure a further League title and FAI Cup win with the club in 1963/64 under Sean Thomas and then managed the Rovers squad to five FAI Cups in a row between 1965 and 1969. During his playing career, Tuohy played eight times for the Republic of Ireland national team between 1955 and 1965, scoring four times, having scored his first goal against Czechoslovakia in a 2-0 win over 1959. He also made 24 appearances for the League of Ireland XI side, scoring seven goals. He hung up his boots in 1969 and he continued his management career with a brief spell at Dundalk before he was named Republic of Ireland manager in 1971. He managed Ireland 11 times and secured impressive victories over Iran, Ecuador and France. He also managed Dublin University, Shelbourne and the Republic of Ireland Youths.
27th April 1975: Home Farm won the FAI Cup for the only time in their history when they defeated Shelbourne by 1-0 in the Final which was played at Dalymount Park. Farm were the last amateur club to win the FAI Cup and they were managed by Dave Bacuzzi who had guided Cork Hibernians to back-to-back successes in 1972 and 1973. Frank Devlin scored the only goal of the match in the 7th minute. The Home Farm team included goalkeeper Jim Grace, Martin Murray and Dermot and Joe Keely with Noel King twelfth man.
27th April 1986: Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup for the 23rd time when they defeated Waterford United by 2-0 in the Final which was played at Dalymount Park. Two early goals from Kevin Brady (7) and an own goal by Noel Synnott (13) saw Rovers retain the Cup.
On This Day in Irish Football - 27th April
27th April 1988: Republic of Ireland secured an impressive 2-0 win over Yugoslavia in an international friendly at Lansdowne Road. Jack Charlton's Ireland were preparing for EURO 1988 and claimed victory thanks to Mick McCarthy's first international goal (24) and Kevin Moran's strike (64) sealed the win. Mark Kelly made his international debut in this match.