Italia ’90 – even now, mention of the words together conjures so many memories. Pat Bonner’s grimace before that booming kickout against the Dutch, Genoa, Penalties, Bonner again, David O’Leary, the pub scene from The Snapper. Now read on… Another recollection from that glorious summer prompted what you are about to intake. A proclamation by… Read More It’s a fairly safe bet he didn’t watch Italia ’90!
Genoa, Italy, June 1990. An utterly forgettable game of football at that summer’s World Cup is completely overshadowed by an occurance which merits accreditation as surely the most dramatic Irish sporting moment of all time. A nation did indeed hold its breath as David O’Leary of Arsenal blasted Ireland into the last eight of the… Read More Not ideal but it would certainly add to the excitement