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    Team of Shamrock Rovers Irish internationals

    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.

    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson

    Are there other League of Ireland Club teams which can also field an Irish XI from their ranks? I am pretty sure Bohs and Shels can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Are there other League of Ireland Club teams which can also field an Irish XI from their ranks? I am pretty sure Bohs and Shels can.
    Assume you mean teams made up of players who played for Ireland but not neccessarily while they were playing for the club?
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    Yep, although at least 7 of those were capped when playing for Rovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.

    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson

    Are there other League of Ireland Club teams which can also field an Irish XI from their ranks? I am pretty sure Bohs and Shels can.
    I think you can add Mick Meagan to that list.
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    We've had 62 players capped for Ireland while playing for Rovers. Miles and miles ahead of any other club - like most football records in this country.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Rovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreRovers View Post
    We've had 62 players capped for Ireland while playing for Rovers. Miles and miles ahead of any other club - like most football records in this country.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Rovers
    I wouldn't want to píss on anyone's parade but are you sure they were capped while playing for Rovers?

    Dundalk's modest statistics are 11 capped while playing for the club. http://homepage.tinet.ie/~chip/orielweb.html
    So Stan or Tommy Trainor and others are not included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    I wouldn't want to píss on anyone's parade but are you sure they were capped while playing for Rovers?
    Of course it's while they were at Rovers, it wouldn't count otherwise. I know it's a huge number but we are Rovers after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.

    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson

    Are there other League of Ireland Club teams which can also field an Irish XI from their ranks? I am pretty sure Bohs and Shels can.
    Not a bad choice but I'd prefer to see Giles in midfield, Ray Treacy up front and the legend Eamon Fagan in defence.... Fagan is a legend because he holds the record of being the player with the least pitch time as an international... he came on for the final 7 minutes of a game against Norway and in fact didn't even touch the ball once...sheer class

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.

    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson

    Are there other League of Ireland Club teams which can also field an Irish XI from their ranks? I am pretty sure Bohs and Shels can.
    Can someone please explain to me why one of the greatest ever midfielders to ever play the game hasn't made this team??
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeSoap View Post
    Can someone please explain to me why one of the greatest ever midfielders to ever play the game hasn't made this team??
    Agreed Dunphy should be in the team even if not capped at Rovers.

    Giles wasn't too bad either. Pretty sure he was capped while at Rovers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeSoap View Post
    Can someone please explain to me why one of the greatest ever midfielders to ever play the game hasn't made this team??

    Because Daithi McMahon never played for Rovers or Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calcio Jack View Post
    the legend Eamon Fagan in defence....
    Careful now, er, Jack.

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    I assume this is only senior international? I think UCD could get a team with U-21 or B...

    1. Shay Kelly (B)
    2. Hugh Davey (NI U-21)
    3. Willie Browne (B)
    4. Conor Kenna (U-21 call-up...)
    5. Clive Delaney (U-21)
    6. Gary Dicker (U-21)
    7. Tony McDonnell (U-21 call-up...)
    8. Ciarán Martyn (U-21)
    9. Mick O'Byrne (U-21)
    10. Robbie Doyle (U-21)
    11. Joe Hanrahan (Must have been capped at U-21 level anyway)

    Subs -
    12. Darren Quigley (B)
    13. Barry Ryan (U-21)
    14. Jason Sherlock (U-21)

    Not quite the same thing, but anyway! You've also got Kevin Moran (senior) and Peter Lorimer (senior) who were capped but not while at UCD.

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    OwlsFan, I think I should PM you every time I reply to your posts. You could make about 3 teams of Rovers internationals from Ringsend alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.

    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson
    I have highlighted those capped while playing for Rovers although possibly Richardson got his caps playing for Gillingham. I am not sure about Pat Byrne but I know I can exchange Eamon Gregg for Paddy Mulligan at right full back.

    Any other players we can exchange there in their positions?
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    Shocked no Giles. Capped against Denmark, NI, England, Bulgaria and W. Germany while at the club. I saw Pat Byrne against Iceland and Czechoslovakia in 86. He must be the last player capped from the club. Liam O'Brien - one of the 'Oirish lads' according to Big Jack - capped against Uruguay same year.
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    Don't remember Gregg playing for Rovers. Defnitely won his caps with Bohs anyway.
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    wonder if they had any capped whilst in the first division?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    I have highlighted those capped while playing for Rovers although possibly Richardson got his caps playing for Gillingham. I am not sure about Pat Byrne but I know I can exchange Eamon Gregg for Paddy Mulligan at right full back.

    Any other players we can exchange there in their positions?
    Jim Beglin went to Liverpool in May 1983, won his first cap against China in June 1984.
    Paddy Mulligan won his first 6 caps playing for Rovers.
    Tommy Eglington won his first 2 caps inside a week in June 1946 while still a Rovers player. He went to Everton that summer and was a 'Blue' when he got his third cap against England in September.
    Liam O'Brien won his first cap while a Rovers player against Uruguay in Dublin in April 1986, the same game where Peter Eccles got his 10 minutes of fame when he got his only cap coming in as a sub in the 80th minute for Chris Hughton.
    Pat Byrne won all his 8 caps while playing for Rovers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Calcio Jack View Post
    .....the legend Eamon Fagan in defence.... Fagan is a legend because he holds the record of being the player with the least pitch time as an international... he came on for the final 7 minutes of a game against Norway and in fact didn't even touch the ball once...sheer class
    The records show that Eamon Fagan came in the 79th minute as a sub for Ray Treacy, making an international career of 11 minutes, one minute longer than that of fellow Rover Peter Eccles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Don't remember Gregg playing for Rovers. Defnitely won his caps with Bohs anyway.
    Eamonn Gregg won all 8 caps in 1978/79 while playing for Bohs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    All the following have played for the Hoops and also have been capped by Ireland.
    - Mick Smyth -
    Jim Beglin - Peter Eccles - Jacko McDonagh - Paddy Mulligan
    Tommy Eglington - Liam O'Brien - Pat Byrne - Frank O'Neill
    Mick Leech - Damien Richardson
    Any other players we can exchange there in their positions?
    I'll probably end up on someone's heresy hitlist but afair, Richardson was a midfielder and was a very average player.
    Unless your are fixed on a big man up front, then stick in Paddy Coad or Liam Touhy up front.

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