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30 for 30, Part One - the 1990s: Italia '90, the Dublin v Meath epic, Carruth's Olympic gold, Wexford's rebirth and Kerr's Kids

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Packie Bonner saves Romania's Daniel Timofte's shot during the penalty shoot-out in 1990 Genoa, Italy. Picture credit: SPORTSFILE

Packie Bonner saves Romania's Daniel Timofte's shot during the penalty shoot-out in 1990 Genoa, Italy. Picture credit: SPORTSFILE

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Packie Bonner saves Romania's Daniel Timofte's shot during the penalty shoot-out in 1990 Genoa, Italy. Picture credit: SPORTSFILE

Imagine Italia '90 as the Big Bang – the detonation that gave birth to the modern universe of Irish sport.

Today, in the first of a major three-part series, we use that unforgettable summer as a launch point to relive the biggest stories of the intervening years.

From Sonia to Saipan, from Cluxton to the Claret Jug to Cheltenham; Alex Ferguson's Manchester revolution to the hurling uprising led by Ger Loughnane and Liam Griffin, we revisit the landmark moments.