Shamrock Rovers return to the south side to make the RDS in Ballsbridge their new home.
In 1987, Shamrock Rovers left the club's ground at Glemalure Park in Milltown after 63 years. The club made the temporary move to the north side of Dublin to both Tolka Park and then Dalymount sharing grounds with Home Farm FC and Bohemians FC.
Many supporters felt sold out and boycotted Tolka Park.
Shamrock Rovers were bought by long time supporter John McNamara for £10,000. He brought other supporters on board with the objective of finding the club's own grounds. A deal with the RDS in Ballsbridge and means Shamrock Rovers can back to the south side of Dublin.
Some Hoops supporters would say it’s a long way from Milltown to Ballsbridge.
Their new home accommodates twenty five thousand with nine thousand seats.
Player Vinny Arkins hopes the move means that Shamrock Rovers will be back where they belong at the top of the League of Ireland. He describes the move as,
A major boost for the club.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 August 1990. The reporter is Bob Powell.