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Saipan 20 years on: The 13 key characters and where they are now

Saipan: 20 years on – Profiling the key characters from Irish football's greatest drama

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No going back ... Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane departs from Saipan International Airport after leaving a squad training camp ahead of the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

No going back ... Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane departs from Saipan International Airport after leaving a squad training camp ahead of the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

No going back ... Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane departs from Saipan International Airport after leaving a squad training camp ahead of the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

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Mick McCarthy

For McCarthy, the clouds of Saipan had lifted by the time Ireland’s World Cup was over and after the loss, on penalties, to Spain he came back with his stock rising. And a £100,000 bonus whose provenance would lead to legal proceedings.

Ahead of the campaign for Euro 2004, McCarthy was being asked by some Irish media people not just about his Ireland side qualifying, but being potential winners of the tournament.


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