Ireland owns a pretty aged record of the game Football in their land. They own a strong base of clubs and teams from various parts of the country who excel in their ways. Initially, the League of Ireland was and the Football Association of Ireland were the two prime governing bodies who were responsible for conducting the football games and leagues in Ireland. It was then known as the single division league. However, over time, several divisions came up with a large number of clubs and teams coming into existence. Here in this article, we have the top three Irish clubs which you should follow:
Shamrock Rovers Football Club:
Based in Tallaght of the South Dublin, this Shamrock Rovers FC happens to be the senior-most team. It competes in the League of Ireland Premier Division. It is often termed as the most successful club thriving in the Republic of Ireland. The club has won around 17 titles and won FAI Cup for over 25 times.
The team had a green and white striped jersey till 1927 after which they adopted green and white hooped striped jersey. The club badge features a football with a shamrock. It relatively owns a large fan base, sharing rivalry with the Bohemian Football Club.
Sporting Fingal Football Club:
This Irish football club is based in Fingal. The club has been a part of the Ireland League for three consecutive seasons from 2008 to 2010. Initially, the team played for the First Division after which it won its way to the Premier Division. In 2009-10, it also entered the A Championship. Although it has been a short stay, the team has acquired a successful position in the list of popular Ireland Clubs.
The Dundalk Football Club:
It is a professional football club that came up in Dundalk, Ireland. The team participated in the League of Ireland of the Premier Division. They are the top tier football team that won the Champions League as well as the Ireland League in 2019. This team came up somewhere around 1903 as the work team of the Northern Railway company. Until 1922, they played at the junior level.
However, in 1922, they joined the Leinster Senior League. Exactly after four seasons, they became a part of the Free State League. In 1963-64, the team had its first European Debut in the Champions League where they won and set up a fresh milestone in the history of the Irish football world. They have a record of being qualified for Europe 24 times and are currently the highest-ranking Irish team in the UEFA club.