On This Day in the LOI – 9th May 9th May 1943: Mick Kearin was born in Kildare on this day. He spent eleven years in the League of Ireland including a very successful seven year spell with Shamrock Rovers. He began with Bohemians and also ended his
On This Day in the LOI – 9th May
9th May 1943: Mick Kearin was born in Kildare on this day. He spent eleven years in the League of Ireland including a very successful seven year spell with Shamrock Rovers. He began with Bohemians and also ended his career with them following a short time with Athlone Town. Whilst with the Hoops he won three FAI Cup winners medals in succession between 1967-69 and cored in the 1969 final replay against Cork Celtic. He also won winners medals in the other competitions. He was capped four times for the League of Ireland X1 and won a senior international cap for the Republic of Ireland against Austria in Linz in October 1971 to add to the amateur caps won earlier in his career.
9th May 1999: Bray Wanderers and Finn Harps drew 0-0 in the FAI Cup Final played at Tolka Park. This tie would go to a second replay before the destination of the Cup would be decided.
On This Day in Irish Football - 9th May
9th May 1936: Ireland secured a comprehensive victory over Luxembourg at the Municipal Stadium in Luxembourg City on this day. Jimmy Dunne (9, 86), Jimmy Kelly (71, 87) and Joey Donnelly (65) were the Irish goal scorers with Leon Mart (pen. 59) scoring for the home side in front of 8,000 spectators. This result equalled Ireland’s record winning margin of four goals and would not be beaten until the 6-0 win over Cyprus at Lansdowne Road over 44 years later in November 1980.
9th May 1979: Barry Quinn was born on this day in Dublin. Quinn was signed from Manortown United by Coventry City as a trainee in 1998 and he went on to make over 80 appearances for the Sky Blues. During his time with Coventry, he made four appearances for the Republic of Ireland under Mick McCarthy and won the Republic of Ireland U-21 Player of the Year award in 2000. After six years at Coventry, Quinn had spells with Rushden & Diamonds and Oxford United. He made his international debut against Greece at Lansdowne Road in April 2000 and won further caps in the US Cup matches in June against Mexico, U.S.A. and South Africa.