Wednesday 14 November 2018

Rovers battling in extra time to save themselves

Gerry McDermott

HAVING lurched from one financial crisis to another since they left their spiritual home in Milltown in 1987 Shamrock Rovers now find themselves battling for survival deep into injury time.

Their current application for examinership represents one of the last possible throws of the dice available to those who run Ireland's most successful ever football club in their desperate battle to keep it afloat.

Rovers problems can be traced back to the decision by the Kilcoyne family to sell Glenmalure Park to developers and it is ironic that that decision came when Rovers were in the middle of winning four successive league titles and three FAI Cups.

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