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Gallery: A Misty Eyed Look At What The LOI Was Like 50 Years Ago

Daryl Bolger
By Daryl Bolger
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We look back at domestic Irish football in 1965. It was a time when the terraces were often packed and teams enjoyed widespread support. Drumcondra, a club no longer in the league, would go onto win their fifth title that year. Shamrock Rovers and Bohs would finish second and third respectively. There would be some consolation for Rovers however, beating Limerick in an FAI Cup final replay.

The Teams

Home Farm 'A' & 'B' before their FAI Youth Cup Final against each other

Shamrock Rovers




The Action

Rovers - Pats In Tolka


Dick O'Connor of Limerick playing against Shamrock Rovers in Dalymount

Ronnie Nolan of Shamrock Rovers beats Ginger O'Rourke of Limerick to the ball


Jimmy Morrisey of Drumcondra battles Joe Casey of Limerick


Noel Dunne of Shamrock Rovers Eases Past Dundalk's Backs

Drumcondra Host Cork Hibernian in Tolka Park

Drums' Eamonn Darcy collects a Bohs attempt


Shels host Bohs in Tolka

Bohs take on Cork Celtic at home

Limerick and Drums players contest the ball in the air

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Picture Credits: Sportsfile


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