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St Patrick's Athletic
St Patrick's Athletic Crest
Full name St Patrick’s Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s) Pats, St Pats, Saints, SuperSaints
Founded 1929
Ground Richmond Park,
Inchicore, Dublin
Ground Capacity 5,340
Chairman Garrett Kelleher
Manager Liam Buckley
League League of Ireland
(Premier Division)
2013 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

St Patrick's Athletic F.C. (Irish: Cumann Peile Lúthchleas Phádraig Naofa) is an Irish football club, based in Inchicore, Dublin, that plays in the Irish Premier Division. Founded in May 1929, they played originally in the Phoenix Park but they moved to their current ground Richmond Park in 1930.
St Patrick's Athletic have won some trophies in Irish Club Football, including eight League Titles, the fifth most in Irish Football, as well as two FAI Cups and two League Cups. The current manager is Liam Buckley, who is in his second spell in charge at the club after replacing Pete Mahon in 2011. St Patrick's Athletic are the current Champions of Ireland after winning the 2013 Championship.

The club graduated through the ranks of Irish football to become a hugely successful Leinster Senior League club and they duly took their place in the League of Ireland in 1951 and won the Championship at their first attempt. The club's glory years came in the 1950s and 1990s when they won 7 of their 9 league titles. The club also have the record for never having been relegated from the Premier Division . The club play in red and white colours, and their nicknames include The Saints, Supersaints and Pats. The Saints also have a lot of Dublin Derby games with the likes of Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians.

History[edit]

Early Years (1929–1950)[edit]

St Patrick's Athletic F.C. was founded in 1929. The first season was played in Phoenix Park but in 1930 St Pats moved into Richmond Park. Known as the Saints or simply as 'Pats' the club quickly climbed up the junior and intermediate ranks of Irish football and by the end of the 1940s were established as the top non-League of Ireland side in the country. After winning the FAI Intermediate Cup in 1948 and 1949 moves were made by the League of Ireland to entice St Pats into their competition.

1950–1960[edit]

Entering The League Of Ireland[edit]

In 1951 the club was admitted, along with Cork side Evergreen United, to the senior ranks of the League of Ireland. St Pats made an immediate impact, winning the league championship at their first attempt. Two more league championship successes followed in 1954/1955 and 1955/1956. The club had to wait until 1959 before their first FAI Cup success, repeating the feat in 1961. Despite several appearances in the final since 1961 the Saints have so far failed to secure a third Cup win.

Many of the Pats players of that golden era are still recalled fondly today – Ginger O'Rourke, Harry Boland ('The Legend', 1926–2000), Jimmy Timber Cummins (a cousin of one of the founders – Bart Cummins) Jimmy Growler Cummins (a brother of Bart Cummins) Irish international Shay Gibbons, Ronnie Whelan Snr. and Willie Peyton are players who contributed greatly during this era.

1960–1980[edit]

St Pats struggled throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s with only the odd cup final or young star emerging to brighten things for long suffering Pats fans. Among those players to emerge was Noel Campbell. Campbell spent a number of years with St Pats (gaining the first of his Irish caps) before moving to SC Fortuna Köln where he would play 8 seasons. Perhaps the brightest star to play for St Pats was Paul McGrath. McGrath was signed by Saints' manager Charlie Walker from junior side Dalkey United. Within a year he had won the PFAI Player of the Year award and earned himself a move to Manchester United.

1980–1990[edit]

The appointment of Brian Kerr as manager in 1986 was a major turning point in the fortunes of the club. Kerr worked on limited resources to create team capable of challenging the best. The championship in the decade. At the end of the 1988/89 season St Pats left Richmond Park for what the board of directors called "a short time" while redevelopment work was done.

1990–1999[edit]

Playing in Harold's Cross, Kerr's blend of young players (Paul Osam, Curtis Fleming, Pat Fenlon, John McDonnell) and experienced campaigners disregarded by other clubs (Damian Byrne, Dave Henderson) won the club's first league championship in 34 years on Easter Monday 1990. Most Irish football commentators expected the young Saints to dominate Irish football for some time. A series of takeover attempts saw the club thrust into turmoil and Kerr was forced to break up the team. In the summer of 1992 the club were hours away from extinction before a group of local investors raised £82,000 to save the club.

Having spent four years in Harold's Cross the club returned to a new look Richmond Park in 1993, their spiritual home in Dublin's Inchicore. Brian Kerr began the task of creating a winning setup once again. With the aid of a newly appointed Chief Executive, and former player, Pat Dolan and by the club's new Chairman, Tim O'Flaherty, the league trophy returned to Richmond Park in 1996.

A new generation of footballing heroes emerged in Pats colours with greats such as Eddie Gormley, Paul Osam and Ricky O'Flaherty together with exciting young stars such as Colin Hawkins and Trevor Molloy thousands flocked to Inchicore for Friday nights under the floodlights in Richmond Park. When Kerr resigned to take up the Director of Coaching job with the FAI, the good work was continued by Pat Dolan and then Liam Buckley installed as manager. The glory continued as further league championships were secured in 1998 and 1999 which led to European qualification and a creditable 0–0 draw with the famous Celtic at Celtic Park, the club lost the return leg in Tolka Park, Dublin but the away draw was a major boost for Irish football against such a famous club in the world game. The club however suffered a humiliating setback in the same competition one year later when they lost 10–0 on aggregate to Zimbru Chişinău.

2000–2004[edit]

Into the new century, the success continued. St. Pats won both the League of Ireland Cup and Leinster Senior Cup in 2000/01. Controversy dogged the club in the 2001/02 season due to player registration irregularities. The club had 9 points deducted due to fielding an ineligible player (Paul Marney) in their first 3 games of the season, but this decision was revoked upon arbitration, on 22 March 2002. They then had 15 points deducted for playing Charles Mbabazi Livingstone in the first 5 matches of the season in spite of not having registered him until 12 September 2001. St. Pats argued that they did not intentionally seek to gain advantage as the player was registered correctly the previous season, there was nothing underhand about it. An FAI arbitration panel would reject the Saints appeal of the point deduction and to this day the Saints still contest that they are the rightful league champions. That season also saw St. Patrick's come close to merging with fellow League of Ireland club St. Francis. This move was greeted with anger by club supporters and although St. Francis went out of business (and therefore the league) the merger never happened.

New Club Chairman Andrew O'Callaghan was appointed in the summer of 2002 and has worked to modernize the club and face the new challenges of UEFA licensing and ground development. St. Pats made Irish footballing history in 2002 by becoming the first club to progress in the Intertoto Cup with a victory over Croatian team NK Rijeka over two legs – the club were eventually knocked out of the competition only on away goals to KAA Gent of Belgium.

Johnny McDonnell Reign (2004–2009)[edit]

The club marked its 75th anniversary in 2004, also in 2004 a change of management happened with former favourite Johnny McDonnell taking over the helm at the club. In 2005 the club were forced to investigate the idea of sharing a new stadium in Tallaght with Shamrock Rovers in order to comply with the FAI's wish for Dublin clubs to ground share. The move was met with furious protests by the club's supporters and a group calling themselves 'Pats for Richmond' was set up to organise demonstrations. In July 2006 St. Pats signalled their intention to stay in Richmond Park by purchasing the Richmond House pub (also known as McDowell’s) for use as an official clubhouse. The club lost yet another FAI Cup Final in December 2006 and their hunt for their 3rd victory in the elusive competition continues. In early 2007 the club was purchased by wealthy property magnate Garrett Kelleher. After a number of months of negotiations, Kelleher finally announced himself as Chairman of St Patrick's Athletic on 19 July 2007.[1] One of his first acts on taking over St Pats was to appoint ex-manager Brian Kerr as director of football. It was widely reported in Irish newspapers that Kelleher was preparing to spend €50 million on upgrading St. Pats' Richmond Park home.
During the 2007 season Pat's were neck and neck with Drogheda United for the title, but Pat's slipped away and Drogheda United eventually finished up as champions.
It was the same again for the 2008 season with Pat's battling up the top with Bohemians for the title. Also this year Pat's were in Europe because their 2nd place finish in 2007 allowed them qualify for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. During their European run St. Pat's progressed through two rounds of the UEFA Cup beating JFK Olimps Riga and Elfsborg but the run came to an end when they lost to Hertha BSC in the First Round proper. Pat's also lost out to Bohemians for the league title.

Jeff Kenna Season: European Run Again (2009)[edit]

For the 2009 season Pat's replaced Johnny McDonnell with Jeff Kenna in January 2009. He didn't have the best of starts with a 3–0 home defeat to former club Galway United. He was immediately put under pressure when bad run of results put them into a relegation battle. Despite the poor league form, once again Pat's had another European run in the Europa League again progressing through two rounds of the Europa League, thus becoming only the second League of Ireland club (after Cork City in 2004 and 2005) to achieve such progress in two consecutive European campaigns. Pat's this time won games against Valletta FC and Russian Premier League side Krylia Sovetov to reach the play-off round where they were defeated by FC Steaua București. [2][3][4] In September 2009 with Pat's struggling, Kenna resigned and was replaced for two games by Maurice O'Driscoll. Pete Mahon then took over until the end of the season and avoided relegation, winning two must win games on the final two weeks of the season, away to Drogheda United and at home to Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers.

Pete Mahon Years (2009–2011)[edit]

Pete Mahon was appointed as manager for the 2010 season with John Gill as his assistant. The Super Saints reached their first Setanta Sports Cup final, were they met local rivals Bohemians after overcoming Sligo Rovers 6–2 over 2 legs. They lost the final at the Tallaght Stadium 1–0 however. The Saints were knocked out of the FAI Cup by arch rivals Shamrock Rovers in a semi-final replay at Richmond Park, after knocking Dundalk, Belgrove and Sporting Fingal out. They were near the top of the table for the majority of the season, however fell off somewhat near the end and finished in mid-table. The demised of Sporting Fingal saw the Saints take their European place for the 2011 season. Mahon led a successful Europa League campaign, knocking out Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja from Iceland and FC Shakhter Karagandy from Kazakhstan before eventually being knocked out in the third qualifying round by Ukrainian side FC Karpaty Lviv. The Saints won the 2011 Leinster Senior Cup after beating Dublin rivals Bohemians 2–0 at Dalymount Park.The Saints bid to end their 50 year drought of winning the FAI Cup came to a heartbreaking end, after knocking Crumlin United, Waterford United and Cork City out, the Saints faced old rivals Shelbourne in the semi-final. The Saints drew 1–1 at Tolka Park, failing to make use of their one man advantage for the whole second half. The game went to a replay at Richmond Park and things were going well when David McMillan opened the scoring for the Saints, but goalkeeper Gary Rogers was extremely harshly sent off early on and Shels went on to win 3–1. Similar to the 2010 season, the Saints were near the top of the table for the most part of the season in 2011, but their title challenge petered out towards the end of the season and the Saints finished fourth meaning they would participate in UEFA Europa League qualifiers in the 2012 season.

Return of Buckley (2012–Present)[edit]

The Saints decided not to renew manager Pete Mahon's contract for the 2012 season, appointing former player and manager Liam Buckley to the job, giving him a two year contract with former player and assistant manager at the club, Trevor Croly as his assistant. Buckley refurbished the squad by bringing in fourteen and getting rid of sixteen. Pat's started the season off well with the team playing wonderful football and being unbeaten in its first six games, which included the game against Shamrock Rovers which they demonstrated their wonderful football brilliantly in a memorable 5–1 win over their fierce rivals.[5] Buckley took the reigns of the club knowing of the European expectations at the club and he didn't disappoint, managing his side to a third qualifying round place after knocking both Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja and NK Široki Brijeg out after extra-time, to earn a tie with German powerhouse Hannover 96, who knocked the Saints out in the third qualifying round. Buckley's side finished 3rd in the league, 6 points off champions Sligo Rovers. He also guided his side to the 2012 FAI Cup Final, the club's first game at the Aviva Stadium, but lost 3-2 in extra-time to Derry City and extending the Saints' FAI Cup winning drought to 52 years. St Patrick's Athletic clinched the 2013 League of Ireland title on 13 October 2013 after a 2-0 win against holders Sligo Rovers.[6][7]

Fans[edit]

Saints fans have widely become known as some of the most active and vocal throughout the country. Throughout the clubs history, any period of turmoil was always met with protest by the loyal saints. In 2001, an ultras group called the Shed End Invincibles[8] were set up, for four years they created huge tifo displays, choreographed chants and created Richmond Park into a fortress. After a period of exile, the ultras group were reignited under new leadership. Since then, their work has been applauded by other fans. Big banners, flares, and smoke screens are a common sight at St.Pats matches.

Community[edit]

The club motto is Ni neart go cur le chéile (as Gaeilge). It translates to No strength without unity. St Patrick's Athletic is strongly linked with Inchicore and the local south west Dublin community. The club operate schoolboy teams at every age group from under 10 to under 18. In the past St. Patrick's Athletic Ladies played in the Dublin Women’s Soccer League (the de facto Ladies League of Ireland), winning the league championship in 1997. Many of that team won international honours and in 1998 Emma Byrne and Ciara Grant were transferred to Arsenal. As well as the senior ladies side are the several girls’ sides within the club.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Brendan Clarke
2 Republic of Ireland DF Ger O'Brien (captain)
3 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Bermingham (vice-captain)
4 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Foran
5 Republic of Ireland DF Ken Oman
6 Republic of Ireland MF Greg Bolger
7 Republic of Ireland MF Conan Byrne
8 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Fahey
9 Republic of Ireland FW Christy Fagan
10 Republic of Ireland FW Mark Quigley
11 Republic of Ireland MF Killian Brennan
12 Republic of Ireland DF Lorcan Fitzgerald
14 Republic of Ireland MF James Chambers
No. Position Player
15 Republic of Ireland DF Kenny Browne
16 Republic of Ireland GK Rene Gilmartin
17 Republic of Ireland MF Chris Forrester
18 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Lynch
19 Romania MF Marco Chindea
20 Republic of Ireland DF Seán Hoare
21 Republic of Ireland FW Daryl Kavanagh
22 Republic of Ireland MF Conor McCormack
23 Republic of Ireland FW Peter Durrad
24 Republic of Ireland FW Sam Verdon
25 England GK Pat Jennings
26 Republic of Ireland MF Jack Bayly
27 Republic of Ireland DF Daniel Campbell

Under 19's and Academy[edit]

As well as fielding teams from ages 8-17, the club also field an Under 19 team that compete in the Airtricity Under 19 League.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland GK Aaron Rochford
Republic of Ireland GK Nathan Murphy
Republic of Ireland DF Jordan O'Reilly
Republic of Ireland DF Conor Mahony
Republic of Ireland DF Daniel Campbell
Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Dunne
Republic of Ireland DF Ross McKenna
Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Farragher
Republic of Ireland MF Sam Verdon
Republic of Ireland MF Peter Hopkins
Republic of Ireland MF Jack Bayly
No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland MF Gavin Boyne
Nigeria MF Tzee Mustapha
Republic of Ireland MF Thomas Mulroney
Republic of Ireland MF James McCarren
Republic of Ireland FW Ethan Keogh
Republic of Ireland FW Peter Durrad
Republic of Ireland FW Aaron Rafter
Republic of Ireland Stephen Hogan
Republic of Ireland Jake Corrigan
Republic of Ireland Adam Walsh
Republic of Ireland Conor Mooney

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland FAI Cup
    • Winners (2): 1959, 1961
      • Runners-up (8): 1954, 1967, 1974, 1980, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2012
  • Republic of Ireland FAI Intermediate Cup
    • Winners (3): 1947–48 (NL), 1948–49 (NL), 1952–53 (R)
      • Runners-up (1): 1949–50

Regional[edit]

  • LFA Presidents Cup
    • Winners (6): 1952–53, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1971–72, 1990–91, 1996–97
      • Runners-up (8): 1956–57, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1988–89, 1998–99

Notes[edit]

(R) = Won by the club's reserve side.

(NL) = Won as a non-league side.

Youths[edit]

Player Honours[edit]

PFAI Player of the Year (7)

PFAI Young Player of the Year (3)

SWAI Goalkeeper of the Year (1)

FAI National League Player of the Year (3)

League of Ireland Golden Boot (5)

Notable Players[edit]

Current players excluded. Some players spanned several decades, they are placed in the decade they made their debut for St Patrick's.

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Records[edit]

  • St. Pats Full League Record

P 1551 W 622 D 418 L 510 F 2284 A 2121 Pts 1879

Statistics are correct up to 02/08/2007
Above points tally is the amount of points earned in real terms. In most seasons the league used a 2 pts for a win system
If using a straight 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw system, St. Pats would've earned 2284 points

  • Record League Points Tally 73 in season 1998/99 (33 games)
  • Record League Goals Tally 62 in season 1954/55 (22 games)
  • Record League Victory 8–0 (h) v Limerick (10 December 1967)
  • Record FAI Cup Victory 5–0 (a) v St. James Gate (25 February 1994)
  • Record Goal scorer Aggregate Shay Gibbons – 108 goals
  • Record Goal scorer in one Season Shay Gibbons – 28 goals in 1954/55
  • Record Goal scorer in Europe Declan O'Brien, Christy Fagan – 4 goals
  • Record European Appearances Ian Bermingham – 16 appearances

European record[edit]

FC Steaua Bucharest V St Patrick's Athletic F.C. in 20 August 2009
Richmond Park before the UEFA Cup clash against Elfsborg

Record by competition[edit]

As of June, 2015

Competition Appearances Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
European Cup/UEFA Champions League 4 8 0 3 5 2 23
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 9 34 9 6 19 34 58
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 2 0 0 2 1 8
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 2 0 2 6 6
Overall 15 48 11 9 28 43 95

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup PR Scotland Dunfermline Athletic 0–4 1–4 1–8
1967–68 Inter Cities Fairs Cup 1R France Bordeaux 1–3 3–6 4–9
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1R Scotland Hearts 0–2 0–2 0–4
1990–91 European Cup 1R Romania Dinamo Bucharest 1–1 0–4 1–5
1996–97 UEFA Cup PR Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 3–4 0–1 3–5
1998–99 UEFA Champions League 1Q ScotlandCeltic 0–2 0–0 0–2
1999–00 UEFA Champions League 1Q Moldova Zimbru 0–5 0–5 0–10
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Croatia NK Rijeka 1–0 2–3 3–3(a)
2R Belgium K.A.A. Gent 3–1 0–2 3–3(a)
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1Q Denmark Odense 0–0 0–5 0–5
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q Latvia JFK Olimps 2–0 1–0 3–0
2Q Sweden Elfsborg 2–1 2–2 4–3
1R Germany Hertha Berlin 0–0 0–2 0–2
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Malta Valletta 1–1 1–0 2–1
3Q Russia Krylia Sovetov 1–0 2–3 3–3(a)
PO Romania Steaua Bucharest 1–2 0–3 1–5
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland ÍBV 2–0 0–1 2–1
2Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 2–0 1–2 3–2
3Q Ukraine Karpaty Lviv 1–3 0–2 1–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland ÍBV 1–0 1–2 2–2(a)(aet)
2Q Bosnia and HerzegovinaSiroki Brijeg 2–1 1–1 3–2(aet)
3Q Germany Hannover 96 0–3 0–2 0–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Lithuania Žalgiris 1–2 2–2 3–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Poland Legia Warsaw 0–5 1–1 1–6
Notes
  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Managers[edit]

Manager records[edit]

As of 25 July 2014
Manager Career P W D L GF GA GD Win % Loss % Notes
Liam Buckley 2012– 127 67 31 29 209 120 89 52.8% 22.8% Won 2013 League of Ireland, 2014 FAI President's Cup
Pete Mahon 2009–11 114 54 27 33 175 111 64 47.4% 28.9% Won 2011 Leinster Senior Cup
Maurice O'Driscoll (interim) 2009 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1 0% 50%
Jeff Kenna 2009 38 13 5 20 29 49 –20 34.2% 52.6%
John McDonnell 2004–08 211 88 48 75 271 230 41 41.7% 35.5%
Eamonn Collins 2003–04 48 19 18 11 70 58 12 39.6% 22.9% Won 2003 League of Ireland Cup
Pat Dolan 2000–03 55 20 17 18 66 63 3 36.4% 32.7% Won 1999 FAI Super Cup, 2001–02 League of Ireland Cup, 1999–00 Leinster Senior Cup
Liam Buckley 1998–2000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1998–99 League of Ireland
Pete Mahon 1998 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Pat Dolan 1996–98 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1996–97 LFA President's Cup, 1997–98 League of Ireland
Brian Kerr 1986–96 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1989–90 League of Ireland, 1995–96 League of Ireland, 1986–87 Leinster Senior Cup, 1989–90 Leinster Senior Cup, 1990–91 Leinster Senior Cup, 1990–91 LFA President's Cup
Jimmy Jackson 1985–86 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Eoin Hand 1984–85 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Charlie Walker 1979–84 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1982–83 Leinster Senior Cup
Ralph O'Flaherty 1978–79 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Barry Bridges 1976–78 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
George Richardson 1975–76 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1975–76 Dublin City Cup
Jack Burkett 1971–75 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1971–72 LFA President's Cup
John Colrain 1968–71 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Peter Farrell 1967–68 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Gerry Doyle 1966–67 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
George Lax 1965–66 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Shay Keogh 1963–65 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0%
Unknown 1951–63 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0% 0% Won 1951–52 League of Ireland, 1952–53 LFA President's Cup, 1953–54 LFA President's Cup 1953–54 Dublin City Cup, 1954–55 League of Ireland, 1955–56 Dublin City Cup, 1955–56 LFA President's Cup, 1955–56 League of Ireland, 1959 FAI Cup, 1961 FAI Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ stpatsfc.com (2007). "Board Appointments at St Patrick's Athletic FC". stpatsfc.com. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Valletta 0–1 St Patrick's Athletic (Agg 1–2)". rte.ie (rte). 30 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Krylya Sovetov 3–2 St Patrick's Ath (Agg 3–3)". rte.ie (rte). 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "St Patrick's Ath 1–2 Steaua Bucharest (Agg 1–5)". rte.ie (rte). 27 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic 5–1 Shamrock Rovers". RTÉ News. 6 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Super St Patrick's Athletic jumping for joy with league title". Irish Independent. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Month-by-month: How St Pat’s won the Premier Division title". The Score. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shed End Invincibles – Official Website". 

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