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June 1, 2002: Rep. of Ireland 1 Cameroon 1

After all the traumatic build-up to the World Cup, Ireland took to the field without their best player and influential captain. How would the team react and who would step up to the plate?

Roy Keane Owes Us One

He’s back. After a decade of railing against a host of Irish football’s inadequacies; the blazers, the players, even the fans; Roy Keane has jumped the fence, baby! Diarmuid O hAinle, author of It Started with a Handshake, reacts to the Corkman’s return and says Keane owes us one.

The Saipan Incident – Conclusions

With the tenth anniversary of Irish football’s civil war upon us, Póg Mo Goal brings you the final extract from John Kiberd’s astonishing body of work on the subject, detailing his conclusions of the sorry saga. This is the Saipan Incident.

The Saipan Incident – Part 4

With the tenth anniversary of Irish football’s civil war upon us, Póg Mo Goal brings you Part 4, the penultimate extract from John Kiberd’s astonishing body of work on the subject, focusing on the fall-out and player’s reaction from Keane’s infamous tirade. This is the Saipan Incident.

The Saipan Incident – Part 3

With the tenth anniversary of Irish football’s civil war upon us, Póg Mo Goal brings you Part 3 of our extracts from John Kiberd’s astonishing body of work on the subject, focusing on the timeline of events in the build-up to the confrontation. This is the Saipan Incident, the Countdown to Meltdown.

The Saipan Incident – Part 2

With the tenth anniversary of Irish football’s civil war upon us, Póg Mo Goal brings you Part 2 of our extracts from John Kiberd’s astonishing body of work on the subject, focusing on the history of communication issues between Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy. This is ‘The Saipan Incident’.

The Saipan Incident – Part 1

With the tenth anniversary of Irish football’s civil war upon us, Póg Mo Goal brings you Part 1 of our extracts from John Kiberd’s astonishing body of work on the subject. This is ‘The Saipan Incident’.

Video: Saipan – Ten Years On

Brother against brother, father against son, mother against daughter, Mick against Roy. Ten years on, we revisit Irish football’s Civil War. Coming this week on Póg Mo Goal.