Sonia O’Sullivan: Ireland’s best sporting moment is a minefield

In Irish athletics alone throughout the 1980s we were laden down with constant success

John Treacy finishing  second  in the  marathon  at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Photograph: Tony Duffy/Getty Images

John Treacy finishing second in the marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Photograph: Tony Duffy/Getty Images

How would you decide on Ireland’s greatest sporting moment? With some difficulty, I suspect. And that’s the task RTÉ has set itself with a new series to pick the one sporting moment that has moved the nation more than any other. What is certain is that not everyone will agree. 

It’s not the greatest sporting achievement, which would be even more difficult to decide because it’s almost impossible to compare one sport with another. Especially when comparing team and individual sports. 

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