stepinnman Registered User
#1

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.

#2

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.

Gavin "shels" Registered User
#3

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.

Gavin "shels" Registered User
#4
whiskeyman Registered User
#5

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

pebbles21 Registered User
#6

Pat retired and he sold the lease back to the landlord!

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simonw Registered User
#7

Ah ****e, i had 15e on a gift card from there, poxy.

Zatman Registered User
#8

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.

#9

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.

eire4life Banned
#10

That chap was some goon. good riddens.

Victor Registered User
#11

It looks like all of Castle House is being cleared out - I presume the planned renovation / reconstruction is going to go ahead.

patrickSTARR Registered User
#12

ah got my hamburg ****s there and my barca socks....good times

butch991 Registered User
#13

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

#14

butch991 said:
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


Need more info. Come on, give....

#15

butch991 said:
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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