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Dublin Speedway
Shelbourne Park

 
Dublin has had 6 venues staging the sport.  This page concerns itself with: -
Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium, South Lofts Rd., Ringsend, Dublin where racing was held in 1950-54, 1961 and 1970-71
 

 
 
Shelbourne Park
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
Shelbourne Tigers 1950
 
 
John says: These are the Shelbourne Tigers 1950. Mike Erskine, Cyril Brine, Ernie Roccio and Jack Wright,  Wimbledon promoter Ronnie Green brought his riders over to Ireland every week to race against selected British teams.  A very ambitious move for 1950.  Surely in the Sky Sports era (2008 at time of writing this) it would be possible to include Dublin in some meaningful speedway?
 

 
 
Shelbourne Park's First Programme
 
 
Programmes courtesy of Leigh Treymaine
 

 
 
Shelbourne v Walthamstow
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Shelbourne' heatleaders Ronnie Moore and Ernie Roccio were unbeaten and Ronnie's dad Les Moore also rode for the Tigers
 

 
 
Shelbourne Article 1
 
 
 
Shelbourne Article 2
 
 

 
 
Irish National Championship Trophy
 
 
 
Ernie Roccio
 
 
 
1950 Team
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Shelbourne Park 1950 
 
 
Also from 1950. I cannot make out any of the riders but what about the crowd.  Dubliners obviously supported speedway well, so what happened?  Maybe there weren't enough venues around Ireland to provide any regular league matches etc?  If you know the history of Irish speedway please get in touch John
 
 
Speedway In Ireland
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
 
 
 
This page now has a programme thanks to Mike Moseley The Interval attraction is shown as a Talent Contest.  I just wonder what talent my local side Newcastle would get as a interval attraction!  I could always play the spoons! 
 
 
Courtesy of Richard Austin 
 

 
 
America v
New Zealand 1951
 
 
 
Shelbourne Tigers Entertain
Belle Vue Aces
 
 
 
Shelbourne Tigers v Norway 1951
 
 

 
 
The Tigers v The Nomads
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Shelbourne 1952
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 
Shelbourne Team Members
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Shelbourne Tigers v Belle Vue 1961
 
 
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Irish fans may not have had a speedway structure like the rest of the UK but their representative teams had the likes of Ronnie Moore and Belle Vue visitor Peter Craven to ensure they were seeing the best of speedway.
 

 
 
Shelbourne V Young Colonials
 
6th June 1971
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
 

 
 
Irish Championship
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
If you can scan any Shelbourne Park pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John
 

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