Ireland celebrate Ronnie Whelan’s stunning winner against the USSR in 1988. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1988: Ronnie Whelan’s goal v USSR June 15th 1988 Is there an Irish person in their mid-30s or older who can’t close their eyes and picture it t(...)

 Oliver Bierhoff, one of the ball-pullers, was clearly and hilariously bored of the whole affair long before the end. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The build-up was long – so long that keeping awake was a real achievement. On this couch it was a matter of pulling out all the stops. Coffee. Open wi(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Try walking in Jack Grealish’s shoes this week. True, he wears the best quiff of any English-born youngster with Irish heritage since Johnny Maher fir(...)

Roy Keane takes on the Poland defence in Poznan in 1991. Photograph: Alan Betson/Inpho

Jackie Carey is said to have written in his official report to the FAI on the game between Ireland and Poland in Katowice in May 1958 that it was “fit(...)

Ireland’s John Mooney: endless reruns of his foot near Pepsi sign a godsend for company. Photo:  Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Remember that epic Tiger Woods putt back at the Masters in 2005 when the ball sat on the lip of the cup for what seemed like half an hour, the Nike sw(...)

Back at the start of the new Premier League season, the BBC produced a documentary called Match of the Day at 50 which brought back truckloads of memo(...)

European Championship qualifier  between Republic of Ireland and Scotland on February 18th, 1987. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Never mind the history the management team and top scorer have with the place, Scotland is where it all began for Ireland’s great “haven’t beat a dece(...)

Ireland’s Marc Wilson clashes with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the Group D qualifier at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

It wasn’t quite the shot heard around the world but John O’Shea’s 94th minute goal in Gelsenkirchen was so unexpected that everyone in the stadium was(...)

Even when out of the spotlight, poor Moyesie is in it.

More Moyes misery When will the torture end for David Moyes? Even while on a sabbatical after his ill-fated tenure at Old Trafford he still ca(...)