Rory Dwyer’s Story

May 3, 2011

Rory DwyerRory Dwyer, born in 1932, is one of Shelbourne’s most celebrated centre forwards. He holds the current club record of 40 goals in a season in all clubs competition. He played his schoolboy football in Drimnagh, before signing for Shels in 1951. His wages were £3 per week, with an extra £1 if team won, and he also worked as a refrigerator mechanic. Rory talks about the Shels training regime, how injuries were treated, and the camaraderie between players during his playing days from 1951-1957. The memories he shares include playing in Iceland as a guest of Waterford FC (1953), winning the Irish Independent sports star of the week following his hat trick against Dundalk in 1954, and when he was wrongly blamed for missing a League of Ireland team meeting before a match against the Scottish League (1954).

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