SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) DUBLIN EAGLES & SHELBOURNE

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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It is known that speedway racing has taken place in at least 7 different venues spread around the Dublin area. The first recorded meeting took place in 1928 at Harold's Cross greyhound Stadium. That first event was on 15th September 1928. The venue was only used for that year. It was in 1946 that speedway returned to the capital and by 1948 the venue had changed yet again, to Santry Sports Stadium.
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Dub53b.JPG (15218 bytes) From 1948 onwards the team took part in an Open race programme. Shel52f.JPG (17226 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Ireland is famous for its greyhounds and its greyhound tracks. As well as Harold's Cross being used as a venue, the more prestigious Shelbourne Park was used from 1950. As a greyhound cicuit it holds some of the principal races in the Irish calendar.

 

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Dub53a.JPG (28734 bytes) The last meeting held at Shelbourne Park was on 20th June 1971 and resulted in a win for the home team against the Monarchs. Shel52a.JPG (32437 bytes)
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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Shel52c.JPG (34203 bytes) FACT

The team were known as the Tigers, Saints, Eagles, Falcons and Lizods!

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

A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/

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

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