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Saints Rising Reprint Now On Sale

After selling out the initial print run of 1300, a new print run of Saints Rising is now available to purchase.

A great gift for the football fan in your life. Available now for €25!

Saints Rising: The Early History of St Patrick's Athletic FC is the first book ever written on the history of one of Ireland's greatest football clubs.

From their formation as a team of young railway workers playing in the Phoenix Park to the golden era of League of Ireland titles and FAI Cup success, St Patrick's Athletic rose like no other club in Irish football.

This book charts the history of the club from its formation in 1929 through to the end of a decade of extraordinary League of Ireland success in 1961. It is the first book on the history of St Pat's, 'the Pride of Inchicore;' a Dublin institution with one of the great rags-to-riches tales in Ireland's sporting lore.

For the first time it tells, in book form, the tales of Pat's and Irish football legends like Shay Gibbons, Ronnie Whelan Snr, Harry Boland, Ginger O'Rourke, Dinny Lowry and a host of other well-known and lesser-known Supersaints. It looks at the history of the club's early grounds, including our beloved home of Richmond Park, and the place of 'the Athletic' in the proud history of Inchicore and the wider community.

Saints Rising was compiled over 4 years via newspaper archives, club memorabilia, interviews with players and fans, and a range of other historical sources.

It was written by Saints fan Dermot Looney, with a foreword by Brian Kerr

The book can be purchased from the club shop at Richmond Park or online here.

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Founded in 1929 the 'Saints' are the current FAI Cup holders and play in the Premier Division of the SSE Airtricity League at Richmond Park, in Inchicore Dublin 8, Ireland.

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