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    There's also "Dyed in the Wool" by Robin Browett, a Rovers fan. He had spina bifida (I think) and wrote a diary about following Rovers, which was published posthumously. Haven't read it, so can't comment further.

    Isn't there an Athlone book about Rod de Khors?

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    Robin's book is more a personal travelogue about football and the people he met, rather than being a 'Rovers' book. He was a great bloke, a wonderfully upbeat human being who turned his affliction into an attitude; his crutches were his best mates as well as being his badge of honour and a convenient weapon, if necessary. Who needs functioning legs when you've crutches?
    He despised pity and was an absolute charmer when it came to women. Still hard to believe that he's gone. His funeral was a very sad moment. But it's people such as him that makes Shamrock Rovers a great club to support and we will honour Robert and others who didn't make it to Tallaght when we do eventually get there.
    Rovers is a magnet for people with attitude and Robin had it in bucketloads. Respect. Crutches rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    There's also "Dyed in the Wool" by Robin Browett, a Rovers fan. He had spina bifida (I think) and wrote a diary about following Rovers, which was published posthumously. Haven't read it, so can't comment further.

    Isn't there an Athlone book about Rod de Khors?
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Lord View Post
    Robin's book is more a personal travelogue about football and the people he met, rather than being a 'Rovers' book. He was a great bloke, a wonderfully upbeat human being who turned his affliction into an attitude; his crutches were his best mates as well as being his badge of honour and a convenient weapon, if necessary. Who needs functioning legs when you've crutches?
    He despised pity and was an absolute charmer when it came to women. Still hard to believe that he's gone. His funeral was a very sad moment. But it's people such as him that makes Shamrock Rovers a great club to support and we will honour Robert and others who didn't make it to Tallaght when we do eventually get there.
    Rovers is a magnet for people with attitude and Robin had it in bucketloads. Respect. Crutches rock!
    Lads, is it in or out ... have you read it? Is it informative for eL supporters? ISBN?
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    Quote Originally Posted by red bellied View Post
    The North West Frontier was published in the late nineties. The author I think was Conal Collier and is based on Sligo Rovers.
    I have this and it is a good read. I also have Robin Browett's Book.

    In the 1970's a Bass Book of Irish Soccer was produced by two journalists.
    It was a season review of I think 1974/75 and was never followed up.

    In the 1980's Sean Ryan and Terry O'Rourke produced a History of the FAI Cup. Sean Ryan later co-wrote a History of Irish Goalscorers, which had all the League of Ireland per club per season from 1921/22 up to 1986/87 season.

    In 1991 Dave Galvin and Gerry Desmond produced the first of Four Handbooks of the game here. They were excellent and stopped when the Eircom league handbooks which were compiled by Michael Hayes came out on an annual basis up to about 1999. A final edition came out in 2001 but it has not appeared since.

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    Robins Browetts book along with a couple of other el and Rovers books are available at Rovers official online shop
    http://www.shamrockrovers.ie/srfcsho...?cPath=136_280
    Last edited by drimnagh hoop; 27/12/2006 at 10:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A face View Post
    Title : Supporters Guide eircom FAI Clubs 2006
    Any idea when the 2007 one will be out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DmanDmythDledge View Post
    Any idea when the 2007 one will be out?
    Isn't it usually like a week before the season kicks off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeTillIDie View Post
    I have this and it is a good read. I also have Robin Browett's Book.
    CTID, would you be able to fill in some of the blanks with these two books? Would you be able to scan both the covers and email them to ifgrounds@gmail.com

    In the 1970's a Bass Book of Irish Soccer was produced by two journalists. It was a season review of I think 1974/75 and was never followed up.

    In the 1980's Sean Ryan and Terry O'Rourke produced a History of the FAI Cup. Sean Ryan later co-wrote a History of Irish Goalscorers, which had all the League of Ireland per club per season from 1921/22 up to 1986/87 season.
    You wouldn't have more info on these would you? ISBN?

    In 1991 Dave Galvin and Gerry Desmond produced the first of Four Handbooks of the game here. They were excellent and stopped when the Eircom league handbooks which were compiled by Michael Hayes came out on an annual basis up to about 1999. A final edition came out in 2001 but it has not appeared since.
    I know both of the lads, i'll get this info up soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Dyed in the Wool was privately published; my copy has no ISBN.

    Ditto Patsy McGowan's book, and ''The Gilette Book of the FAI Cup''.

    ''North West Frontier'' ISBN 0 9533198 0 6
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    Didn't ex Bohs player Brian Mooney once write a book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
    ''The Gilette Book of the FAI Cup''.
    Which one is that now ?? Any more info?
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Probably going off topic here but Eamonn Sweeney's novel Waiting for the Healer has a LOI backdrop to it based on a fictious midlands town but its really the Rovers in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A face View Post
    Which one is that now ?? Any more info?
    My books are still back in Limerick but a few more

    Inaddition to those already mentioned.

    Gillette book of the FAI Cup came out in the 80's by Sean Ryan and I think maybe Stephen Burke.

    20 years of Irish Soccer 1921-1941 Thomas P Walsh - great book for its time

    Bohs 50 years 1890-1940 - reprinted again in the 80's.

    Shels 1895-1945 50 years golden Jubilee

    UCD also 50 years around the 1940s.

    Bray wanderers history early 50's if I recall correctly (very basic just a booklet)

    Dundalk booklet in 67 to celebrate league win

    Waterford 68 but basic enough

    Cork Hibs had a yearbook for at least 1 year in the 70's.

    History of Waterford Tony Reid circa 1975

    History of Sligo 1977 Tony Reid

    He must have done Bohs too think I have it but maybe i'm dreaming that one up.

    How Limerick won the League - Limerick Leader.

    Limerick at the Markets Field 1937-1984 Bernard Spain & Aidan Corr.

    Athlone town by Frank Lynch 80's - great history

    Frank Curran and William Platt both wrote the history (separately) of Derry City circa 1985. Obviously these jsut cover the Irish League days

    Tony Molloy wrote the history of Sligo Rovers circa 1997

    I'm probably forgetting a few too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red bellied View Post
    Probably going off topic here but Eamonn Sweeney's novel Waiting for the Healer has a LOI backdrop to it based on a fictious midlands town but its really the Rovers in disguise.
    I always thought there was a real Athlone flavour to that book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspain View Post
    UCD also 50 years around the 1940s.
    Yeah, that's right. There was also a 25-page chapter on the football club's history in St Patrick's Blue and Saffron - A Miscellany of UCD Sport Since 1895 by Patrick Meenan, ISBN 9780952042440 and presumably available in the campus bookshop. It's basically the history of a lot of the (older) sports clubs, not just the football club. Concentrates mainly on our non-league history and is an interesting read. Bits about how Belfield Park was actually someone's walled back garden with a pond where the centre circle is and how we had to turn down league membership in 1922 and other snippets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspain View Post
    My books are still back in Limerick but a few more

    Inaddition to those already mentioned.

    Gillette book of the FAI Cup came out in the 80's by Sean Ryan and I think maybe Stephen Burke.

    20 years of Irish Soccer 1921-1941 Thomas P Walsh - great book for its time

    Bohs 50 years 1890-1940 - reprinted again in the 80's.

    Shels 1895-1945 50 years golden Jubilee

    UCD also 50 years around the 1940s.

    Bray wanderers history early 50's if I recall correctly (very basic just a booklet)

    Dundalk booklet in 67 to celebrate league win

    Waterford 68 but basic enough

    Cork Hibs had a yearbook for at least 1 year in the 70's.

    History of Waterford Tony Reid circa 1975

    History of Sligo 1977 Tony Reid

    He must have done Bohs too think I have it but maybe i'm dreaming that one up.

    How Limerick won the League - Limerick Leader.

    Limerick at the Markets Field 1937-1984 Bernard Spain & Aidan Corr.

    Athlone town by Frank Lynch 80's - great history

    Frank Curran and William Platt both wrote the history (separately) of Derry City circa 1985. Obviously these jsut cover the Irish League days

    Tony Molloy wrote the history of Sligo Rovers circa 1997

    I'm probably forgetting a few too.
    Cheers gspain, great stuff there. Can anyone fill he the blanks here? There are a fair few there across a few clubs.
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeTillIDie View Post
    In the 1980's Sean Ryan and Terry O'Rourke produced a History of the FAI Cup. Sean Ryan later co-wrote a History of Irish Goalscorers, which had all the League of Ireland per club per season from 1921/22 up to 1986/87 season.
    This is the same as the one I and gspain mention. CTID has the authors right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
    This is the same as the one I and gspain mention. CTID has the authors right.
    Apologies on getting the books mixed up.

    Stephen Burke and Terry o'Rourke both cowrote books on Irish football with Sean Ryan. Sean is one of the most respected journalists that covers Irish football.

    Stephen is the well respected Bohs historian and statistician. Terry was one of the more colourful ( ) characters involved in LoI football in the 80's in a number of clubs. I haven't heard of him for many years now

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    Some info:

    Come on the Hoops
    by Charlie Willoughby
    Published by DBA in 1987. No ISBN

    Shamrock Rovers Football Club 100 Years
    by Robert Goggins
    No publisher or ISBN
    Copyright 2002 Robert Goggins, printed by Kilkenny People (the newspaper rather than the local population)

    Gillette Book of the FAI Cup
    by Sean Ryan and Terry O'Rourke
    Published by Irish Soccer Co-Op in 1985. No ISBN
    Copyright Sean Ryan and Terry O'Rourke

    I have the Book of Irish Goalscorers somewhere but can't find the friggin' thing. A fascinating read.
    Also published by Irish Soccer Co-Op, circa 1987. Probably no ISBN.

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    Pretty certain Stephen Burke co-wrote the goalscorers book.

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