This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Ireland’s captain Paul O’Connell has played his last game for his country. Photograph: The Irish Times

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New Leinster coach Leo Cullen at a press conference in UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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England’s 2011 World Cup campaign was unsuccessful both on and off the pitch. Photograph: Getty

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The New Zealand All Blacks perform the Haka to South Africa’s Springboks before their Rugby Championship match at the Emirates Airline Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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