Irish football club Shamrock Rovers are the most successful in terms of league titles where they have won 17 titles. The club wear green and white hooped shirts which are supplied by Umbro. The club first wore green and white striped shirts but switched to green and white hoops in 1927. The club recently played in the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League where they played Tottenham Hotspurs, Rubin Kazan and PAOK.
Shamrock Rover FC is an Irish football club based in the capital city Dublin. Currently, Shamrock play in the Eircom League Premier which is the highest division in Irish football. Shamrock Rovers are regarded as one of the most successful clubs in this division and in all Ireland, having won the Premier League 16 times and triumphed 24 times in the cup. They also have the honour of being the first Irish club to play in a European competition, facing the Man United Busby Babes in 1958.
Nicknamed the Hoops and the Rovers, due to the green hooped home shirts that they wear, Shamrock have grown significantly as a club in the long history that stretches back to 1901. The team got its name from Shamrock Avenue in the founding south suburb of Dublin, Ringsend, where the first club rooms were secured. Shamrock started to make use of hooped home shirts in September 1926.
Shirts are manufactured by Umbro. Rovers are one of the main contributors to the Irish national squad, contributing a total of 61 different players over the years. The Hoops are currently managed by 37-year-old Pat Scully, an ex-defender who started his career at the Arsenal youths and played for Shamrock between 2001 and 2002. The captain of Shamrock is Aidan Price, a 26-year-old Irish defender. Shamrock Rovers FC are currently tenants of Shelbourne FC's Tolka Park Stadium. This has a capacity of 10000 supporters. The club has been without a fixed club-owned stadium since 1987, when a former director sold Glenmalure Park. From 2009, Shamrock plan to play in the newly-built Tallaght Stadium, which cost an estimated 9 million Euros to construct, and is still in the construction process. It should be ready before and after the 2009 Eircom League Premier kicks off and will have a capacity of 10000 fans.