Rangers AFC is a
south Dublin soccer club based in Terenure. Formed 1963 the football
club was an instant success winning the 14 C division in the Dublin
& District Schoolboys League.
AFC players, Kevin Moran, Don Givens & Gerry Ryan in April
1980 ahead of an Irish international match against Switzerland.
Rangers play their
home football matches at the soccer pitches in Bushy Park in Terenure.
The club's teams play in the Dublin & District Schoolboys League
and the South Dublin Football League.
A number of famous
people have played for Rangers AFC over the years including former
World snooker champion Ken Doherty. Terenure's rich rugby heritage
has also crossed over into the soccer world in the form of Irish
internationals Tony Ward, Eric Miller and Mick Quinn who all played
Soccer players that
played for the club and subsequently became professional footballers
in England include John Cody (Chelsea FC), Pat Byrne (Leicester
City), Don Givens (QPR), Gerry Ryan (Brighton & Hove Albion),
and Kevin Moran
The latter three also played for the Republic of Ireland senior
football team. The photograph to the right was taken ahead of a
friendly match in April 1980 against Switzerland at Lansdowne
Road (now Aviva
Stadium). Moran, Givens and Ryan all started the match and it
was Moran's senior international debut for Ireland. Don Givens scored
the opening goal in a 2-0 victory for the Irish.