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The day Diego lit up Lansdowne - 'We knew he was going to be something special'


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Diego Maradona applauds supporters at Lansdowne Road before the 1980 friendly against Ireland. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Diego Maradona applauds supporters at Lansdowne Road before the 1980 friendly against Ireland. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Diego Maradona applauds supporters at Lansdowne Road before the 1980 friendly against Ireland. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Gerry Peyton's son was doing the sort of school project familiar to children all over the world, asked to write about a particular sporting icon.

Kids don't know it all but with Wikipedia and YouTube only a click away, they can find what they need, and Conan Peyton didn't think dad would be any help. "It's about a guy called Diego Maradona, you've probably never heard of him dad, he played a long time ago," he says.


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