Shamrock Rovers Football Association of Ireland Team Roster and Match Reports 1996-97

Shamrock Rovers Crest [Reference: 1]

Final League Table 1996-97 (Premier Division)

Derry City (C)3319104582767
Cork City331599382454
St. Patrick’s Athletic3313146453353
Sligo Rovers33121110434347
Shamrock Rovers33101310434643
Finn Harps3310914414339
Bray Wanderers (R)335820305923
Home Farm Everton (R)3331020275319
League of Ireland Premier Division 1996-97 [Reference: 2-3]

Home Venue: Tolka Park, Dublin (shared with Shelbourne FC)

Team Roster

NameAppSubsGoals LGoals FAI CGoals LC
Brazil, E.320000
Byrne, M.11000
Byrne P.40000
Candlish, N.41000
Carolan R.82000
Corbally K20000
Cousins A33016 (1p)11
Curtis L263200
De Khors R22000
Eccles P11000
Fenlon P31041 (1p)0
Francis S202301
Gannon K41001
Grant S218400
Horgan R320000
Kavanagh S123000
Kelly G61000
Kenny M263200
Keogh N108000
Lambert K120000
Lynch A166100
Malone C122000
McCormack M11000
Molloy T55000
O’Neill A11000
Reid M62200
Swift J21000
Toal J195100
Tracy D330520
Whelan P250101
Williams L140010
Wynne B11000
Shamrock Rovers Football Association of Ireland Team Roster and Stats 1996-97 [Reference: 1]

Legend: App = Appearances, Subs = Substitute Appearances, Goals L = League Goals, Goals FAI C = FAI Cup Goals, Goals LC = League Cup Goals.

Note: 2 Own Goals (League).


Shamrock Rovers finished 7th in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland in 1996-97. A. Cousins top scored with 16 goals from 33 appearances in the League, as well as 1 goal in each of the Cups (FAI Cup and League Cup). Rovers exited at the Second Round of the FAI Harp Lager Cup, losing 1-0 away to Waterford United after beating Limerick 5-4 in Extra-Time in Round 1.



[1] Logopedia (2020) Shamrock_Rovers_FC_logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 September 2020]


[2] Reid, Robert & Buttner, Paul (1997) The Little Green Book 1997-1998 Shamrock Rovers pg. 21.

[3] World Soccer / Radnedge, Keir (ed.) (1998) Euro Fixtures Guide 97-98 Free Booklet with World Soccer. pg. 48


Thanks to Rory Naughton

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