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20 Years Ago Today: Terry Phelan Orchestrated The Greatest Celebration In World Cup History

20 Years Ago Today:  Terry Phelan Orchestrated The Greatest Celebration In World Cup History
By Mikey Traynor Updated

The 18th of June 1994 is a day that will forever be remembered in Irish sport.

When Ireland lined up to play Italy in the first game of their USA 94 adventure, the sea of green fans in the stadium was an indication that a special day in Irish sporting history was taking place. That day got the moment it deserved courtesy of Ray Houghton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXauYVy_dws

The ball bounced to him perfectly, the ball was struck perfectly, the celebration tumble was executed perfectly. Perfection.

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