Shamrock Rovers Football Club plan to make Tallaght their new permanent home.

When Shamrock Rovers left Glenmalure Park in 1988 it was to the the outrage and dismay of supporters. Since leaving Milltown, the club has spent a year at Tolka Park and another in Dalymount Park and have been based at the RDS since 1990.

Now under new ownership, the club needs a home and negotiations have been going on with South Dublin County Council to secure land for the construction of a 10,000 seat stadium. A site has been identified in Tallaght located directly opposite The Square Shopping Centre. It is planned that the new stadium will be complete by 1998. In the meantime The Hoops will share Tolka Park with Shelbourne FC.

It’s hoped to have the move completed by 1998.

Commercial Manager for Shamrock Rovers FC Pat Byrne is confident that the people of Tallaght will get behind the development. His ambitions is to get Shamrock Rovers back where he believes they should be the

Number one team in the country.

Alan O’Neill, Shamrock Rovers manager and a former player for the club, is confident that they can win the league next year. New signing, Pat Fenlon believes he has made the right move as,

Rovers seem to have got their house in order again and going in the right direction.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 July 1996. The reporter is Colm Murray.