On This Day in the LOI – 2nd May 2nd May 1982: Limerick United won the FAI Cup by defeating Bohemians by 1-0 in the Final at Dalymount Park. Central defender Brendan Storan scored the winning goal in the 34th minute of the match. Their line-up inclu
On This Day in the LOI – 2nd May
2nd May 1982: Limerick United won the FAI Cup by defeating Bohemians by 1-0 in the Final at Dalymount Park. Central defender Brendan Storan scored the winning goal in the 34th minute of the match. Their line-up included rugby international star Tony Ward. This was the second and most recent time that the Cup was captured by Limerick following their initial success eleven years earlier.
On This Day in Irish Football - 2nd May
2nd May 1958: Former Republic of Ireland international David O'Leary was born on this day in Stoke Newington, London. O'Leary moved to Dublin at the age of four and before moving to Arsenal, he was with Shelbourne as a schoolboy. He moved to Arsenal in 1975 and became a legend at the club. He made a club record 722 appearances for the Gunners before moving to Leeds United in 1993 and he retired two years later. He has managed Leeds United, Aston Villa and Al-Ahli in Dubai. He made 68 appearances scoring one goal for the Republic of Ireland between 1976, when he made his debut against England at Wembley Stadium, and 1993. His crowning moment came at the 1990 World Cup Finals when he scored the winning penalty against Romania in Genoa to seal Ireland's quarter-final spot.
2nd May 1979: The Republic of Ireland sealed an impressive 2-0 win over Denmark at Lansdowne Road in a European Championship qualifying match. Gerry Daly scored the opener on the stroke of half-time before Don Givens added a second in the 66th minute to secure victory. Austin Hayes of Southampton made his only international appearance in this match. He sadly died at the age of only 28 years in December 1986. The Danish team included the likes of Soren Lerby, Martin Olsen, Frank Arnesen, Allan Simonsen and Preben Elkjaer.