Friday 24 November 2017

Flashback: 10 amazing photos from Euro '88

Paul McGarth in action during the Ireland v England game in the European Championship Finals at Stuttgart on 12 June 1988. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Paul McGarth in action during the Ireland v England game in the European Championship Finals at Stuttgart on 12 June 1988. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

This time last year we were swept up in the mania of Euro 2016.

We aren’t shouting COYBIG this year, so we’re taking a look back at the heady summer of 1988, one of the most legendary years in Irish soccer history.

Action from the Ireland v Soviet Union game in the 1988 European Finals, played in Hanover on 15th June 1988. 

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Ireland v Soviet Union game in the 1988 European Finals, played in Hanover on 15th June 1988.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Ray Houghton during the Ireland v England game in the European Championship Final at Stuttgart. 12 June 1988.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Action during the Ireland v England on 12 June 1988.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Jack Charlton stands at the ready before the Ireland v England match during Euro '88 on 12 June 1988.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Ireland v Holland at Euro '88

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

A mid-air action shot during the Ireland v Holland match at Euro '88.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

Action during the Ireland v Holland match at Euro '88. Ray Houghton is to the right.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

Irish fans at the Ireland v England game on 12 June, 1988.

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(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

To see more photos like this visit Independent Archives, where all photos can be bought as a high quality print.

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