Workman's Club in the 1950s was always  the best supported team in the area and when they joined the Leinster Senior League in 1953 the attendances got larger  at their home ground of Newtownpark ,

Promotion in their first two  seasons saw them go from the 3rd division to the first division which allowed them to play against the reserve teams of the League of Ireland  like Drumcondra, St Patricks Athletic, Transport, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers, also by reaching the semi final of the Intermediate Cup they gained entry to the F A I Senior Cup , victories against Dundalk and Bray Wanderers after a replay saw Workman's  reach the semi final  of the  F A I  Senior Cup  losing by a 2  - 1 scoreline to the famous Shamrock Rovers, (nick named "Coads Colts" ) the whole town must have attended that match at Tolka Park  and for the next six or seven years the support never faltered.

They brought a full trainload of supporters to Cork when they won the F A I Intermediate Cup in Turners Cross beating A O H Cork in 1956

In this section are some action photos of matches during that period, note the  number of spectators around the grounds

Bray Wanders V Workman's at Bray 1955 Metropolaton Cup match

Workman's Club V Shamrock Rvs B at Newtownpark circa 1955  J May ( W C)

Workman's V Shamrock Rovers B team at Newtownpark 1956 

Workman's V Jacobs at Newtownpark 1955 

 Workman's Club V Drumcondra Charity Match 1956 Congress Park

F A I Cup Drumcondra V Workman's Tolka Park March 1957 

 F A I Cup Drums V Workman's Tolka Park 1957

Workman's Supporters before Semi Final v Shamrock Rovers

back N Quinn ,T Ryan, T Tymlin, M Dodd, Steve Moore ,J Cahill

Front P Maher, M Davis, B Byrne 

 Bray V Workman's 1955

Workman's V Bray  league match  at Newtownpark 1955 

Half Time at Bray  Joe Sharkey  Workman's Goalie takes a break at half time  note the crowds 

Workman's V Drumcondra Charity Match At Congress Park 1956 

F A I Cup Drums V Workmans 1957 

Supporters  before Rovers match 1956 included C Dalton J Durnin, M Mooney, Mrs Moran, P Brock, J Cahill, N Quinn, T Timlin ,W Wills

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