Almost five years on, a league game between Drumcondra and Limerick at Tolka Park in February, 1958. The lights, seen here in the background, would remain in service for more than 25 years. Photograph: Irish Photo Archive.

“Dublin’s first floodlit football match, played at Tolka Park last night, provided spectators with grand entertainment, Drumcondra and St Mirren, the (...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)