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The Shels Connection

SHELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB Dublin aka "The Shels" or "The Reds" Founded: 1895 Ground History: Havelock Square; Bath Avenue; Sandymount Road 1906-1913 ; Shelbourne Park 1913-1949 ; Milltown 1949-1951 ; Dalymount Park 1951-1954 ; Tolka Park 1954-1955 ; Irishtown 1955-1956 ; Tolka Park 1956-1974 ; Dalymount Park 1974-1975 ; Harold's Cross 1975-1977 ; Tolka Park 1977-1982 ; Harold's Cross 1982-1989 ; Tolka Park 1989-date League History: Leinster Junior League 1896/97 ; Leinster Senior League; Irish League 1904/05-1914/15 , 1919/20 ; League of Ireland 1921/22-1933/34* ; Dublin Athletic Union League 1935/36 ; League of Ireland  1936/37-1984/85 ; Premier Division  1985/86 ; First Division 1986/87 ; Premier Division 1987/88-2006 ; First Division 2007-2011  Premier Division 2012-2013 ;   First Division 2014-date. * Shelbourne were suspended from the League of Ireland in 1934 following a dispute with the FAI. Although they competed in the Athletic Union Le

The Shams Connection

SHAMROCK ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB Dublin aka "Shams", "Hoops" or "Rovers" Founded: 1901 Ground History: Ringsend Park;   Glenmalure Park "Milltown"  1926-1987 ; Tolka Park 1987-1988 ; Dalymount Park 1988-1990 ; RDS 1990-1996 ; Tolka Park; Morton Stadium 1999-2001 ; Richmond Park 2001-2004 ; Tolka Park -2008 ; Tallaght Stadium 2009-date . League History: Leinster Senior League; League of Ireland 1921/22-2005 ; First Division 2006 ; Premier Division 2007-date . European Record: European Cup / Champions League entrants (9) 1957/58, 1959/60, 1964/65, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 2011/12*, 2012/13 European Cup Winners' Cup entrants (6) 1962/63, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1978/79 Fairs Cup entrants (2) 1963/64, 1965/66 UEFA Cup / Europa League entrants (5) 1982/83, 1994/95, 2002/03, 2010/11, 2011/12* Intertoto Cup entrants (2) 1994 ,   2003 * entered Europa League after elimination from Champions League Club Honours

The Bohs Connection

BOHEMIAN FOOTBALL CLUB Phibsborough, Dublin aka " Bohs " or " The Gypsies " Founded: 1890 Ground History: Polo Ground (Phoenix Park); Jones Road (now Croke Park) 1893-1895 ; Whitehall Farm 1895-1901 ;   Dalymount Park 1901-date . League History: Leinster Senior League; Irish League 1902/03-1910/11 , 1912/13-1914/15 , 1919/20 ; League of Ireland 1921/22-date. European Record: European Champions Cup / Champions League entrants (6)  75/76, 78/79, 01/02, 03/04, 09/10, 10/11 European Cup Winners' Cup entrants (3) 70/71, 76/77, 92/93 UEFA Cup / Europa League entrants (14) 72/73, 74/75, 77/78, 79/80, 84/85, 85/86, 87/88, 93/94, 96/97, 97/98, 00/01, 04/05, 11/12, 12/13 Intertoto Cup entrants (3) 1995, 2005, 2008 Club Honours: Irish Cup Winners (1) 1908 League of Ireland Champions (11) 1923/24, 1927/28, 1929/30, 1933/34, 1935/36, 1974/75, 1977/78, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2008, 2009 FAI Cup Winners (7) 1928, 1935, 1970, 1976, 1992, 2001, 2008 League of Ire
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