As Bohemians came from a goal down to beat their cross-city rivals Shamrock Rovers 3-1 in a dramatic Dublin Derby to send the Dalymount Park faithful into raptures, the Copa90 cameras were there to catch the thrilling encounter.
It was a clash that served up a fantastic display of free flowing football with plenty of aggression and needle between opposing teams and fans who booed former players, former managers and each other. Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters goal gave Rovers an early lead but the Hoops were guilty of sitting back for the rest of the game and in the 76th minute Derek Prendergast equalised for the hosts. Dean Kelly was the Bohs hero as he came off the bench to net two goals against his old side.
For a league that is often derided for poor attendances while an apathetic public sit on barstools transfixed by the glitz, the glamour and the flashing lights of a foreign competition, one 10.17 min video has summed up just what followers of the domestic game in Ireland feel supporting their local club. The passion on display from both sets of fans in the home of Irish football on that Friday night in north Dublin, illustrates just what the game here means to a dedicated few.
Written by Kie from Pog Mo Goal