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Kevin Sheedy Marks 25th Anniversary Of Italia 90 With Perfectly Nostalgic Tweet

Kevin Sheedy Marks 25th Anniversary Of Italia 90 With Perfectly Nostalgic Tweet

The 11th of June 1990. It was the beginning of it all. The World Cup had started a few days earlier but this was it for Ireland. The old enemy in Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari.

Lineker, Gazza, Robson and Barnes against Jack's army. The country wasn't sure what was about to hit it but boy were we excited to find out.

8 minutes in, Lineker scored and the confidence from the qualifying campaign and beating England in Stuttgart was beginning to waver. This was the big time, were we ready for it?

Step forward Kevin Sheedy. 17 minutes from full time, the ball was played long (as tended to happen), it was won in the air (as tended to happen), Sheedy gave it away, won it back and then riffled one past Peter Shilton.

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25 years later, Sheedy has marked that moment just about perfectly.

Couldn't have put it better ourselves.

And if you're in the mood for some nostalgia, we'll be liveblogging Ireland vs England at Italia 90 from 8 o'clock tonight just as if we were back in those heady days.

Gary Reilly

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