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For the day that’s in it.

It was for this.

Shoot! magazine’s match report from the Republic of Ireland’s jammy comprehensive one goal victory over England at the 1988 European Championship.



The unfortunately absent and badly injured Liam Brady with his feet up in Germany.

Via Brand New Retro

The Brand New Retro Buke (Liberties Press) 





For the month that’s in it.

The European Championships, Wednesday, June 15, 1988.

The Niedersachsenstation, Hanover, West Germany.

Jackie’s Army travelled north to face Dynamo Kiev the Soviet Union achieving a stunning, unexpected and comprehensive 1-1 draw.

Kevin Myers, in the Irish Times, ruminated:

If there had been a little more justice in the world and a little less discreet burning of votive candles in the Kremlin, Ireland would have bagged three goals and we would be booking our hotels in Munich.

This Irish side showed itself to be one of great class, sophistication and courage. The days of eye-rubbing disbelief, suggestion that we had all been smoking illicit vegetables and were having the most preposterous hallucination should now be dispelled forever.


You’re doing it wrong.

UEFA Euro 2016

Pic via Joe.ie


For the month that will be in it.

Sunday, June 12, 1988.

The year the lotto went loive, Paddy Power was born and the ‘.ie’ domain was registerd.

In Stuttgart, the Irish football team, ranked 8th among the eight teams at the championship faced Bobby Robson’s star-stuffed, mullet-heavy English side.

Joxer dreamt.

Willie Clingan writing in the following day’s Irish Times said:

Somebody said that Dublin yesterday evening reminded them of Rome the day Italy won the World Cup in 1982 – a hot summer’s day with a crowded city centre in high spirits, spilling onto the streets to celebrate a great football victory. The blaring car horns added the continental flourish to Dublin’s celebrations



Euro 2016 Republic of Ireland Squad (RTÉ Sport)