We received some wonderful photographs from Rodger Cooke. Rodger’s father Michael played for Drums in the early days of the club with some success along the way. 

Drums became the first non-league club to win the FAI Cup (free state cup) in the 1926-27 season completing a double by also lifting the Intermediate Cup along the way. 

The Final was played in Dalymount Park on the 17th March v Brideville FC in front of 25,000 the game ended 1-1 Drums goal was scored by McCarney.

The replay was in Shelbourne park on the 9th April, Drums winning goal came in extra time and was scored by Johnny Murray in a 1-0 victory.

The Photos are of Michael’s winners medal and the team he played in.

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Drumcondra FC – Circa 1924 Back Row: Morris, Swann, Moore, Cleary, Cooke, Maxwell, Bonham, Kehoe.

Front Row: Murray, Grace, McCarney, Fleming, Farrell.

The team lined up in the old 1:2:3:5 formation Clery, Moore, Bonham, Cooke, Grace, Maxwell, Fleming, Swan, McCarney, Keogh, Murray.

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