Tuesday 20 November 2018

The World Cup is on - time to eat ribs and watch three games a day

Squad goals: physio Charlie O’Leary and Ray Houghton celebrate after Ireland beat England in the Euro 88 tournament
Squad goals: physio Charlie O’Leary and Ray Houghton celebrate after Ireland beat England in the Euro 88 tournament
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

I've never been one for remembering dates or anniversaries.

Yet when it comes to football, some dates are simply emblazoned on the brain, never to be forgotten.

That this week was the 30th anniversary of our first ever match in a major championship, when we took the footballing world by surprise in Euro 88, was certainly a moment which won't be forgotten by anyone who was around at the time.

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