cover Johnny Giles may not feature on RTE’s coverage of the Irish game this Saturday but he did play in the Ireland v Scotland world cup qualifier game in Dalymount Park on 7th May, 1961. Ireland lost the game 3 – 0 This programme is from my Dad’s collection and I’ve scanned in a selection of pages. There is an advert for a Pay as you View TV scheme called Slot TV. A strange concept. Also noticed that, unlike today,  most of the adverts are for local businesses located in around the Dalymount/Phibsboro area, including the Hut pub. ireland v scotland teams 1961 pen-pictures - noel-cantwell-ireland-1961pen-pictures - c-hurley-ireland-1961irish-steel-holdings-cork slottv-1961 dorset stcie holidays 1961the-hut-phibsboro-1961

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  1. Was looking at the site and the programme from the 1961 game is a gem. For so many reasons. On the football front that an Irish team of all English based players lost 3-0 to a Scottish team with only one player based in England and a goalie from Airdrie is a good reflection on how much things have changed. Presumably all of the Irish players had been playing for their clubs on the previous day and got the train and boat over. The fact that the programme was produced by Shelbourne could it be an indication of some kind of racket where Shels would have come out on the right side? On the front of the programme, the structure of the stand is obviously the old stand in Dalymount but the dimensions are inflated. The image suggests a top tier of over twenty rows while the stand in Dalymount had only 13 or 14. The Reserved Terrace looks like the bottom tier of a stand. Then in the adverts there are loads of gems which reflect how much things have changed, mostly for the better, in Ireland.

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