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'It never leaves you. I lost myself. I lost everything' - The tragic story behind one of Ireland's greatest sporting moments

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Aidan O'Toole was working in the Heights Bar at the time of the attack and was shot but survived.

Aidan O'Toole was working in the Heights Bar at the time of the attack and was shot but survived.

Aidan O'Toole was working in the Heights Bar at the time of the attack and was shot but survived.

"Everyone says he's the best defender in the world," Jack Charlton announced to his players. "I'm not so sure."

Five weeks before Ireland's daunting Giants Stadium assignment in 1994, Italy stars Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Mauro Tassotti, Demetrio Albertini and Roberto Donadoni had been part of, not just a Champions League-winning AC Milan side, but a squad that thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the final.

Most saw no weakness in the Azzurri.


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