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The Dublin speedway team operated from a number of venues, including Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium, but on 19th August 1950 the team raced at Chapelizod Stadium in Dublin.
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  At their inaugural meeting at the stadium the team were cheered on by a crowd in excess of 12 thousand. They managed an exciting 42-42 draw with Liverpool.
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  They operated as an Open team until 1954 when the ground was used, instead, by the Football team.
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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FACT

Through their time at the stadium the team were known as 'Lizods', 'Eagles' and 'Falcons'.

More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

If you have rare Chapelizod badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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