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16 Years On, (Almost) Everyone Remembers Where They Were When Saipan Happened

16 Years On, (Almost) Everyone Remembers Where They Were When Saipan Happened

Can you believe it's been 16 years since Roy Keane walked out on/was sent home from (delete where applicable) the Ireland squad on the eve of the World Cup?

It's one of those moments that sends shock waves that are not only felt for miles and miles, but years and years. Although those shock waves are barely a trickle these days, the memories of that day and the weeks that followed are still fresh in the memory. Just a mention of the place brings on the flashbacks.

That's why we asked you to tell us where you were you when Saipan went down and you didn't let us down. While a lot of the answers were your standard "in work" or "at school", the detail in some of them just goes to show the imprint the whole incident left on our collective psyche.

Maternity wards featured a few times, but could you really celebrate your child's birthday knowing it happened on the same day as Saipan?

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The news was near fatal for this lad and his mate.

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Hospitals in general must have been a hive of activity that day, even more so than usual.


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The workday in office was definitely livened up.


The hangover following Leaving Cert graduation parties around the county must have been the worst of their entire lives.

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This must have been awkward.


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God help the primary school teachers working that day.

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Any excuse not to study.

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Thankfully there are some of us out there who are making better memories out of Saipan. Imagine having the serenity of this fella? Fair play, Rory

Where were you when Saipan happened? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ste McGovern
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A man and his cans. @nostalgiaultra5

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