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Hidden Histories: Tolka Park

What do the Harlem Globetrotters, Arkle, the ‘Gorgeous Gael’ Jack Doyle and Shelbourne have i...

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12.05 30 May 2021


Hidden Histories: Tolka Park



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12.05 30 May 2021


What do the Harlem Globetrotters, Arkle, the ‘Gorgeous Gael’ Jack Doyle and Shelbourne have in common?

All have appeared at Tolka Park - the stadium on Drumcondra’s Richmond Road, which had floodlights before Wembley, and Dalymount for that matter.

As Shelbourne prepare to move to Phibsboro, there are all kinds of questions around the future of Tolka Park with a 'Save Tolka Park' campaign underway to keep it in public hands.

With all this uncertainty, Donal Fallon thought it a good time to look back at the storied history of one of the most-loved sports grounds in Dublin - he joined Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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