On This Day in the LOI – April 6 April 6, 1929: Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup by defeating Bohemians by 3-0 in a replay match played at Shelbourne Park. The original tie played at Dalymount Park on 18th March had ended in a 0-0 draw. Their goals
On This Day in the LOI – April 6
April 6, 1929: Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup by defeating Bohemians by 3-0 in a replay match played at Shelbourne Park. The original tie played at Dalymount Park on 18th March had ended in a 0-0 draw. Their goals came from John Joe Flood (5, 65) and Bob Fullam (50). This was only the second time that the Hoops had won the FAI Cup following their first success four years earlier. This victory commenced a glorious run of five consecutive FAI Cup triumphs.
April 6, 1954: Damien Byrne was born in Dublin on this day. He enjoyed a 20-year career (1973-93) with Home Farm, Dundalk, Drogheda United, Crusaders, Ards, Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic. He captained St. Patrick’s Athletic to the Premier Division League championship under Brian Kerr in 1989/90. He is the only person to win both the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Player of the Year (1986/87) and the SWAI Personality of the Year (1989/90) awards.
April 6, 1971: Derek Tracey was born on this day in 1971 in Dublin, Ireland. A one-club man, he started his youth career at Belvedere before he joined Shamrock Rovers in 1989. His career at Rovers spanned three decades and he made 486 competitive appearances for the Hoops, scoring 46 goals for the club including a club record 383 League appearances. He made his debut for the club in the Leinster Senior Cup against St. James' Gate and made his League of Ireland debut on 19th November 1989 against Dundalk. He won a Premier Division League medal with the club in 1993/94 season under Ray Treacy. During his time with Shamrock Rovers, he played under eleven managers at the club and scored in Europe for the club. He was honoured with a testimonial match at Tallaght Stadium in November 2010.