Teams Who Stood Apart: Shamrock Rovers make FAI Cup history
WHEN Liam Tuohy returned from Newcastle United to sign for Shamrock Rovers, then manager Seán Thomas had completed a squad that included such notables as Paddy Ambrose and Johnny Fullam.
Rovers won the Cup in the 1963-64 season, but Thomas had a disagreement with the Cunningham family who owned the club and resigned.
He was replaced by Tuohy as player-manager and the team went on to win the next five FAI Cups.
As a measure of the stature of the league at that time, it's interesting to note that the 1968 final, against league winners Waterford, attracted a crowd of 40,000 to Dalymount Park.