Irish Election Literature

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Article about Shamrock Rovers striker Alan Campbell from the 1981 Irish Soccer Reporter Annual January 30, 2013

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An article about Shamrock Rovers and the Leagues top scorer Alan Campbell from the Irish Soccer Reporter Annual 1981. With 22 goals in the 1979-80 season, He won The ‘Soccer Reporter Sharpshooter award’ of  a then fairly hefty £1,000.
In 1984 he moved to Spain to play for Racing de Santander before moving on a few years later to another Spanish club CD Logroñés. He then went to Berchem in Belgium before finishing his career in Scotland.
He also won 3 Irish caps, a brilliant footballer.
Many thanks to the sender.

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The programme for the 1978 FAI Cup Final Shamrock Rovers v Sligo Rovers November 5, 2012

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Another deviation from politics to Shamrock Rovers and The programme (minus the ads) for the 1978 FAI Cup Final which was between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers. Shamrock Rovers ran out one nil winners from a Ray Tracey penalty.
There’s a few nice bits in this, it mentions Eamon Dunphy refusing the offer of the managers job at Milwall , Some stuff on the Rovers player Manager John Giles, the fact that the O’Leary brothers Pierce of Rovers and David of Arsenal were both playing in cup finals that year.
From a Sligo point of view many of those in the line up were members of the team that won the League in 1977.

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European Action and Goals -Shamrock Rovers V Apoel Nicosia -Sunday World Sept 17 1978 September 14, 2012

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From the Sunday World September 17th 1978, “Rovers European Goals” pics from Shamrock Rovers 2 nil win over Apoel Nicosia in the Cup Winners Cup.

Many thanks to the sender.

 

From Christmas 1988 Issue 2 of the Shamrock Rovers Fanzine ‘The Glenmalure Gazette’ December 1, 2011

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From Christmas 1988 Issue 2 of the Shamrock Rovers Fanzine ‘The Glenmalure Gazette’ . At this stage Milltown had been sold but the fight to keep Rovers at Milltown was still very much on. We get news of some of the goings on around the campaign, details of how the developers would have to get planning permission, bids from later Rovers Chairman (and owner) John McNamara.
One of the highlights are The letters pages where we get all sorts including a letter of support from the band The Housemartins and one from the Rovers Legend Kitty Mellon complaining about a cartoon suggesting her dog Cindy had got fat.
Lots of anti Bohs stuff, reviews of other fanzines and Match programmes, rumours, 10 good reasons for supporting Rovers, the £5 Rovers Quiz , a spotlight on Bohs player John Reynor and lots more besides.
Apologies that I wasn’t able to get it into pdf format.

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From 1999 Shamrock Rovers Letters Re Tallaght Stadium November 24, 2011

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Found these and thought worth posting….
A letter from Cllr John Lahart in response to a letter from myself regarding Tallaght Stadium and what prompted it all.

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1988 Letter of support from The Housemartins to Shamrock Rovers Fans over the loss of Milltown. November 23, 2011

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From the Christmas 1988 edition of the Shamrock Rovers fanzine “Glenmalure Gazette” a letter of support from the band The Housemartins to Shamrock Rovers Fans over the loss of Milltown.
Given that the band split in late 1988 , it was possibly one of their last acts as a band.
Will scan and post the rest of the issue when I’ve a chance.

 

Thank You Jack -Paddy Reilly with Ray Tracey and Shamrock Rovers August 11, 2011

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Away from the normal stuff posted but as it’s Rovers related….

From 1994 “Thank You Jack” by Paddy Reilly with Ray Tracey and the Shamrock Rovers Squad


 

“VOTE No. 1 HOOPERMAN” Poster -The Hoopermaniac Party -Dublin South West February 16, 2011

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A Poster for the Shamrock Rovers Mascot Hooperman who is running for The Hoopermaniac Party.
Just what we need the most amazing mascot the world has ever known, running for the Dail. Alas he won’t be on the ballot paper.
A full size copy of the poster is available HERE

 

Bohs crisis meeting … a brilliant ‘Downfall’ Parody August 11, 2010

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Totally away from the usual stuff posted but I thought this was brilliant.
The Bohs Crisis meeting following a 3-0 defeat to 10 men Shamrock Rovers.

 

IPSCs “Boycott Israeli Apartheid” Leaflet distributed at Shamrock Rovers Vs Bnei Yehuda 2010 July 19, 2010


From the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign a “Boycott Israeli Apartheid” Leaflet distributed outside Tallaght Stadium for the Shamrock Rovers Vs Bnei Yehuda 2010 Europa League Tie.

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Palestinian Flag with instructions from Shamrock Rovers Vs Bnei Yehuda -Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) July 15, 2010


A Palestinian Flag with instructions given out prior to the Europa League tie between Shamrock Rovers and Israeli team Bnei Yehuda in Tallaght. From the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).
A 2005 Ireland V Israel Protest Leaflet is posted HERE.

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