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17-12-2008, 09:19   #1
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What's happened to the Soccer Shop on George's Street?

Does anyone know what's happened to the Soccer Shop on George's Street? I was passing this morning and it's all cleared out with guys in there gutting the place.

Is it just being renovated or is it another recession victim?

I can't say it was the friendliest of places to visit but it was good for niche football products and jerseys.
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17-12-2008, 09:28   #2
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You're right it wasn't the friendliest but it was way ahead of its time. It was the only place in the pre-premier league early 90s to get Manchester City shirts (mmmm purple and blue Umbro numbers!). I think there was also a short lived second branch on Aston Quay if memory serves me correctly.
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Closed down Saturday 2 weeks ago. As far as I know the owner owns the shop on Cathedral St (just off O'Connell St), its very similar to the Soccer Shop.
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http://www.thesoccershop.ie/
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17-12-2008, 14:45   #5
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Wasn't that Pat Chaneys Soccer Shop?
Damn... loved looking at all the 'foreign' jerseys there when I was in town as a kid.
Only place I ever saw a Sheffield Wednesday jersey!
They served us well
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17-12-2008, 14:48   #6
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Pat retired and he sold the lease back to the landlord!
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17-12-2008, 15:10   #7
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Ah ****e, i had 15e on a gift card from there, poxy.
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17-12-2008, 15:17   #8
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You could always try Sportsmith on Talbot street and Cathedral street where you get same unfriendly attitude but nice range of jerseys.
The one n Aston Quay was a brilliant shop cant believe that closed either.
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17-12-2008, 16:54   #9
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Glad it's gone, guy was as ungrateful as they come. Never bought gloves there due to his attitude. Supposedly there was a huge closing down sale.
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That chap was some goon. good riddens.
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21-12-2008, 17:37   #11
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It looks like all of Castle House is being cleared out - I presume the planned renovation / reconstruction is going to go ahead.
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21-12-2008, 20:24   #12
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ah got my hamburg ****s there and my barca socks....good times
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11-03-2009, 21:06   #13
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hi all

soccer shop was great while it lasted but fear not i have heard a different type of soccer shop is to open in dublin in te next few months
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hi all

soccer shop was great while it lasted but fear not i have heard a different type of soccer shop is to open in dublin in te next few months
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hi all

soccer shop was great while it lasted but fear not i have heard a different type of soccer shop is to open in dublin in te next few months
The FAI shop?
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