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Are These The Best Nine Minutes In The History Of RTÉ Sport?

Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney
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We say maybe.




They're the last 10 minutes of RTE's coverage of Ireland-Italy in the World Cup.

Here's why:

  1. Mick McCarthy's crotch, say hello to a national TV audience. Also, note his shin pads.
  2. The strange studio where the interview was conducted. Will Trap and Robbie treat us to anything this intimate this summer when we go out?
  3. The utter disgust from Jack and Mick, but also their naive 'we could have won the whole tournament' vibe.
  4. A first-rate 'sayonnara Ireland' montage cut to an English-version of Piaf 'No n'regrette rien' featuring many shots of the godly face of Jack and a bit randomly, Ray Houghton's goal against England in Euro 88.
  5. Giddy Martin O'Neill
  6. No Dunphy.
  7. Billo namechecking the pilot of the Aer Lingus flight taking the lads home.

[Ray Fox]



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