Ireland On This Day (Football): History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year
By: Steve Menary (author)Hardback
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Ireland On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the Republic's footballing past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From the Irish Free State's debut at the 1924 Olympics through to the Aviva Stadium era, the green-and-white faithful have witnessed a host of famous international victories and heart-rending near misses at home and abroad. Timeless greats such as Liam Brady, Niall Quinn and Johnny Giles, Packie Bonner, John Aldridge and Noel Cantwell loom larger than life in a history capped by uplifting displays in the World Cup and Euros. Revisit 21 September 1949: the Boys in Green become the first non-UK side to win in England. 18 June 1994: Jack's Army vs. Italy in New York. 23 May 2002: Keano vs. McCarthy...
Steve Menary is the author of Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot and GB United? British Olympic Football and the End of the Amateur Dream. Steve is a regular contributor to World Soccer and has written for When Saturday Comes, FourFourTwo, Backpass, Sport & Society and All Sports magazine of India.
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