Fourteen years on from the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea, when he scored for Ireland against Saudi Arabia, Gary Breen is still being followed around the place by one of the daftest and most memorable of the Green Army’s all-time greatest hits.
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
In Irish football’s roll call of arch-villains, he might be more Toto Schillaci than Thierry Henry, but as the man whose penalty finally did for Mick McCarthy’s team in that epic match in Suwon at the 2002 World Cup, Gaizka Mendieta always carries an extra little bit of baggage with him whenever he touches down at Dublin Airport.
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
On Saturday we had our final training session in the run up to the North Asia Games. As has been common, this year, we trained on the US military base in central Seoul, this time the ladies going first for two hours followed by a two hour session for the men.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2014
In his long and ultimately record-breaking career as an Ireland international, nothing quite underlined the importance with which Shay Given was viewed by his peers than the extraordinary lengths to which the management team were prepared to go in order to get him on the pitch for the European Championship finals this summer.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
THE END of an era or the dawn of a new age? Cool reflection will confirm that for Ireland the epic events at Suwon’s vibrant theatre before 38,926 fans provided both a tantalising glimpse of the future and a tearful farewell to an extraordinary and memorable World Cup odyssey.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2002