Brooklyn F.C. (Dublin)

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Brooklyn
Full name Brooklyn Football Club
Ground Chalgrove Terrace
League League of Ireland
Leinster Senior League

Brooklyn Football Club was an Irish association football club, originally based in the Merchants Quay district of Dublin. Brooklyn were active in the 1920s and played in the Leinster Senior League, the League of Ireland and the FAI Cup. They took their name from Brooklyn Terrace and played their home games at nearby Chalgrove Terrace. Both locations no longer exist and have since been redeveloped.

History[edit]

Leinster Senior League[edit]

In 1921–22 Brooklyn were playing in the Leinster Senior League. Other teams in this league this season included Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians B, St James's Gate B, Bray Unknowns, Shelbourne United, Pioneers, Midland Athletic, Merrion, Glasnevin, CYMS and Richmond.[1]

League of Ireland[edit]

Brooklyn played in the League of Ireland for just two seasons – 1923–24 and 1924–25. On both occasions they finished 8th in a ten team league.[2] They also competed in the 1923–24 and 1924–25 FAI Cups.[3] At the end of their second season in the league, Brooklyn failed to get re-elected and were subsequently replaced by Brideville for the 1925–26 season.[4]

Notable former players[edit]

Ireland internationals[edit]

The following Brooklyn players represented Ireland at full international level. Joe Kendrick and Tony Huntson both represented Ireland while playing for Brooklyn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Doolan, Robert Goggins (1993). The Hoops. Gill & MacmillanLtd. ISBN 0-7171-2121-6. 
  2. ^ League of Ireland Rsssf Archived February 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ FAI Cup Rsssf Archived May 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921-2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  5. ^ Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats