Written for the 25th FAI Cup win for the Hoops, this coming Sunday sees the launch of the book ‘She Wore A Green Ribbon’ at 2pm in Tallaght Stadium.
With a record twenty-five FAI Cup titles under their belts the story of Shamrock Rovers FC in this competition is rich and varied. How the entire history of the club might not have happened at all had it not been for the heroics of the team back in 1921/22. Playing then as a Leinster Senior League club, that team rolled over more illustrious opposition to go all the way to the very first final when they lost out to St. James’s Gate but only after a replay.
Rovers did win their very first title though four years later in the ‘Ringsend Derby’ when they beat Shelbourne. They went on to win five titles in a row from 1929 to 1933 – a record beaten only by themselves in the 1960s. The Cup has always had a special place in the hearts of all Hoops fans and the achievement of the team of 2019 in winning the 25th title was an event witnessed by thousands who will never forget that day.
The story of Shamrock Rovers’ involvement in the FAI Cup from day one to that momentous day at the Aviva Stadium in November 2019 has been captured in a year by year format by Robert Goggins in his latest publication ‘She Wore a Green Ribbon’. The book contains lots of snippets that will leave the reader with a great knowledge of the club’s history in this competition.
This is a limited edition publication containing 224 pages in B5 format. Don’t be disappointed so make sure to pick up your copy in time for Christmas. The cost is €20 with 100% of profits going directly to the SRFC Academy.
Launch in the club Megastore, Sunday 8th Dec at 2pm. The Cup will be available for photographs.