Irish FA Cup Finals

Shelbourne v Belfast Celtic 2-0 (Irish FA Cup Final: April 28, 1906)


April 28, 1906
Match: Irish FA Cup, Final, at Dalymount Park.
Shelbourne – Belfast Celtic 2-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 10,000.
Referee: Mr. F. Bye (Sheffield).
Shelbourne (2-3-5): William Rowe, Jack Heslin, Pat Kelly, Alf Abbey, Jim Doherty, Joe Ledwidge, John Owens, Val Harris (C), Gary Byrne, James Owens, John Clery.
Belfast Celtic (2-3-5): Haddock, McLelland, Hans Pinkerton (C), James Maxwell, James Connor, Harry Nicholl, Luke Devlin, Tom Mulholland, Runnigan, Ned Maguire, Gall.
The goals: 1-0 John Owens (25 min.), 2-0 James Owens (penalty, 38 min.).

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Shelbourne 1906 (from private collection):

Standing, from left to right: Pat Kelly, Jack Heslin, William Rowe, McGrath, Joe Ledwidge, T. Monks (trainer). Seated, from left to right: John Owens, Gary Byrne, Val Harris, James Owens, John Clery. Front, left to right: Alf Abbey and Wall.
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John Owens, Shelbourne (Athletic News: April 30, 1906):

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James Owens, Shelbourne (Athletic News: April 30, 1906):

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Hans Pinkerton, Belfast Celtic (Belfast Telegraph: October 23, 1902.

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