All at Shamrock Rovers are saddened to learn of the death of our former goalkeeper Eamonn D’Arcy who passed away on Monday, 7th November. Affectionally known as ‘Sheila’, Eamonn was signed by Paddy Coad for the 1956/57 season succeeding Christy O’Callaghan and having previously played in England for Oldham Athletic.
‘Sheila’ slotted in instantly to an excellent team popularly known at the time as ‘Coad’s Colts’. He won an impressive array of silverware with the Hoops including two league titles. The only honour that evaded him was the FAI Cup. While with Rovers he earned a ‘B’ international cap in September 1960 when Ireland beat Iceland 2-1. He also gained two inter-league caps in games against the English League and the Scottish League.
Eamonn made four appearances for Rovers in the European Cup against Manchester United (1957) and OG Nice (1959). He departed from Milltown in 1962 and joined Drumcondra FC.
To his wife Alice, his sons and daughters, and extended family we extend our sincere condolences.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.