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'Right lads, on the count of three, moon the players' - the inside story behind Irish football's greatest anthems

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David O'Leary is congratulated by team-mates after Ireland's famous win over Romania at the 1990 World Cup. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

David O'Leary is congratulated by team-mates after Ireland's famous win over Romania at the 1990 World Cup. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

David O'Leary is congratulated by team-mates after Ireland's famous win over Romania at the 1990 World Cup. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

"I don't want to be a professional singer," said Pelé fourteen years ago when working on Ginga, his debut album of twelve self-penned songs. "I just want to leave something for people to remember."

Ginga is a distinctive Brazilian characteristic. It's the hip-shake shimmy that's common to dancers and talented footballers.


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