“Out of the fog has come clarity. Ireland are on the way to France.” You won’t tire of watching these. Highlights of Ireland’s second leg victory over Bosnia including the reaction of the RTE panel.
He’s been the steady hand guiding generations of football fans through some of the most heady days in Irish sport. After decades on our television, and 36 years tearing his hair out with everyone from Denis Irwin to Don Givens on RTE’s football panels, Bill O’Herlihy is embarking on his final World Cup as anchor. ybig.ie look back at some of Billo’s memorable moments.
Bride Julia Ann Coleman enlisted the help of RTE’s soccer panel for a special wedding day present to new husband David Jones.
It all kicked off at the Aviva Stadium in the aftermath of Ireland’s win over Kazakhstan. Noel King didn’t take kindly to some questioning by RTE’s Tony O’Donoghue while the panel responded with Eamon Dunphy labelling King a ‘bully’. Nasty stuff tonight overshadowing a win for the Boys in Green that could secure a second spot seeding for the Euro 2016 draw.
SO THE dust has settled on Friday night and after reading the weekend’s reports and re-watching the game again (well speeded up) on Saturday morning, it was still very very depressing. We seemed to have fallen into our old routines giving away soft goals, humping the ball forward, no real game plan and certainly no plan B.
IRELAND’S quest for victory in Europe no doubt begins with a great deal of goodwill from the worldwide footballing family.
The fall-out from Paris generated a tremendous amount of sympathy towards the Irish team and fans, most notably from the French people.
However, the saying goes that sentiment means nothing in sport and no one will be more aware of that than Giovanni Trapattoni.