Shamrock Rovers F.C. B

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Shamrock Rovers B
Full nameShamrock Rovers B
GroundTallaght Stadium
ChairmanJonathan Roche
ManagerColin Hawkins
LeagueLeague of Ireland U19 Division
Leinster Senior League
League of Ireland B Division
A Championship
First Division
WebsiteClub website

Shamrock Rovers B is the reserve team of Shamrock Rovers. Throughout its history Rovers have entered reserve teams in various leagues including the Leinster Senior League, the League of Ireland B Division, the A Championship and the League of Ireland First Division.

History[edit]

Leinster Senior League[edit]

Between the 1920s and the 1960s Shamrock Rovers B played in the Leinster Senior League. They were the Senior Division champions twice, in 1924–25 and 1939–40. On both occasions Jimmy Dunne played a leading role. In 1924–25 the young Jimmy Dunne was kept out of the Rovers first team by the legendary forward-line known as the "Four F's" – Billy Farrell, Bob Fullam, John Fagan and John Joe Flood. However Dunne played regularly for the reserve team, helping them win both the Leinster Senior League and the LFA Metropolitan Cup, the league cup of the Leinster Senior League. During the 1939–40 season Dunne was the teams player-coach. Once again Rovers B completed a double by also winning the LFA Metropolitan Cup. Rovers B also won the Metropolitan Cup on six further occasions.[1][2][3][4][5]

League of Ireland B Division[edit]

Between 1964–65 and 2004–05, Shamrock Rovers B played in the League of Ireland B Division. Together with Home Farm, Bray Wanderers, Athlone Town and the reserve teams of Shelbourne, Bohemians, St Patrick's Athletic, Dundalk, Drumcondra and Drogheda, they had been founding members of the B Division in 1964–65. In 1967–68 Shamrock Rovers B won the Blackthorn Trophy which was awarded to the overall winners of the league.[6] Rovers B went on to win three more league titles in 1984–85, 1986–87 and 1995–96[4][7]

A Championship[edit]

Between 2008 and 2011, Rovers' reserve team competed in the A Championship. Because of the name of the league, the team was referred to as Shamrock Rovers A. The team was managed by Andrew Myler. With Myler in charge Rovers won the 2009 A Championship [8][9] and the 2010 League of Ireland U20 Division.

League of Ireland First Division[edit]

In December 2013 Rovers received permission from the Football Association of Ireland to enter a team in the 2014 League of Ireland First Division. [10] They took the place vacated after Mervue United and Salthill Devon withdrew from the league to make way for Galway F.C.. [10][11][12] However, after a disappointing season, during which they finished sixth, the club decided it was not financially viable to continue in the league and they subsequently withdrew. Rovers B were replaced in the 2015 First Division by Cabinteely.[13][14]

2014 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
TBA Republic of Ireland GK Shane Fagan
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Michael Kelly
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Liam Traynor
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Evan Osam
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Conor Dunne
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Sean Heaney
TBA Republic of Ireland DF Nathan Brown
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Ryan Coombes
No. Position Player
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Ryan Doolin
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Cian Kavanagh
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Jack Watson
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Thomas Tiernan
TBA Republic of Ireland MF Shane Farrell
TBA Republic of Ireland FW Adam Whelan
TBA Nigeria FW Emeka Onwubiko
TBA Republic of Ireland FW Adam Whelan

Honours[edit]

Source:[7][15]

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Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.shamrockrovers.ie
  2. ^ www.braywanderers.com
  3. ^ www.braywanderers.com
  4. ^ a b Paul Doolan, Robert Goggins (1993). The Hoops. Gill & MacmillanLtd. ISBN 0-7171-2121-6.
  5. ^ www.soccerintheboro.com
  6. ^ Lynch, Frank (1991). A History of Athlone Town F.C: The First 101 Years. Athlone: Arcadia.
  7. ^ a b "Roll of Honour". www.shamrockrovers.ie. Archived from the original on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Rovers - Newstalk A Champions Winner 2009". www.shamrockrovers.ie. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Hoops claim Newstalk A Championship title". www.fai.ie. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  10. ^ a b "FAI allow Shamrock Rovers to field second team in First Division". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  11. ^ "The Hoops will field a second team in the Airtricity First Division following the withdrawal of Mervue United and Salthill Devon". Goal.com. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Shamrock Rovers to field team in First Division". RTÉ.ie. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  13. ^ www.shamrockrovers.ie
  14. ^ "Cabinteely FC will play in First Division in 2015 after FAI awards new licence". RTE Sport. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  15. ^ Lynch, Frank (1991). A History of Athlone Town F.C: The First 101 Years. Athlone: Arcadia.

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