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Coronavirus may have taken the sporting present, but it can’t touch the golden moments of the past

Roy Curtis


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David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

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David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

Even as the clocks go forward this week, there is a yearning to rewind: Back to an hour before anxiety closed in all around us like a junkyard car-crusher.

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David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

David O'Leary (centre) celebrates with his Ireland teammates after scoring the penalty that beat Romania in the 1990 World Cup

To remember life pre-Covid-19’s grotesque besmirching of our old normality. When crisis was a tightening of Jack McCaffrey’s hamstring or Johnny Sexton suddenly resembling a stalled motor in urgent need of jump leads.