On This Day in the LOI – 5th May 5th May 1950: Transport won the FAI Cup for the only time in their history when they defeated Cork Athletic by 3-1 in second replay of the Final at Dalymount Park. Both previous matches ended as 2-2 draws and were al
On This Day in the LOI – 5th May
5th May 1950: Transport won the FAI Cup for the only time in their history when they defeated Cork Athletic by 3-1 in second replay of the Final at Dalymount Park. Both previous matches ended as 2-2 draws and were also played at Dalymount Park. The attendance was 26,406 bringing the total attendance figure for the three matches, which were played over a twelve-day period, to 75,336. Transport, who were managed by Matt Giles (Johnny’s uncle), were only in their second season in the League of Ireland and were two down after only fifteen minutes in the original tie. Barney Lester (21, 50) who scored in every round and Jimmy Duggan (82) scored for the winners who had John “Pip” Meighan who later became a leading figure in refereeing circles in their team. Johnny Vaughan (26) scored for Cork Athletic.
5th May 2000: Shelbourne won the FAI Cup for the seventh and most recent time when they defeated Bohemians by 1-0 in the replayed Final played at Dalymount Park. The sides had earlier drawn 0-0 at Tolka Park. Pat Fenlon (39) got the only goal of the match to secure the League championship and FAI Cup double for the only time in the club’s history. It was also the first occasion on which two sets of brothers – Dessie and Richie Baker and Declan and Stephen Geoghegan – played together on a FAI Cup winning team.
On This Day in Irish Football - 5th May
5th May 1935: Ireland started a two-match European tour with a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland at the Stadion Rankhof in Basel. The Swiss captain Max Weiler scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute of the match. Leo Dunne (Manchester City), Plev Ellis (Bohemians), Freddie Hutchinson (Drumcondra) and Paddy Monahan (Sligo Rovers) all made their international debuts in this match.
5th May 1965: Ireland secured one of their biggest results in their international history to date with a 1-0 win over Spain in World Cup qualifying match at Dalymount Park. The result guaranteed Ireland at least a play-off decider with the game the first in a three-team group. However, Syria withdrew for political reasons so after Ireland suffered a 4-1 defeat in the return match, the two sides went head-to-head once again in a play-off in Paris. Spain won the play-off match by 1-0 to secure a spot at the 1966 World Cup in England. 40,772 were in attendance on the day as goalkeeper Pat Dunne and full-back Shay Brennan, both from Manchester United made their international debuts.
5th May 1974: In the opening match of their three-match tour of South America, Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro against Brazil on this day. The Ireland goal was scored by Terry Mancini (70) in reply to goals from Leivinha (50) and Rivelino (56). 74,700 were in attendance and Ireland were managed by player-manager Johnny Giles. Giles was taking charge of the team for only the second time following on from the 1-0 win over Poland at Dalymount Park just four days after their heroic display at Wembley Stadium to knock England out of the World Cup.