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5 Essential Irish Football DVDs To Binge Watch During The Euros

5 Essential Irish Football DVDs To Binge Watch During The Euros
By Mikey Traynor
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You'll see little flags on the windows and those odd little wing-mirror covers of every other car you see as Euro 2016 kicks off, as Ireland is getting into tournament mode.

Euro 2016 presents an absolute feast of football over the next month, and what better way to totally immerse yourself in football by spending the time you're not watching matches getting stuck into some classic DVDs.

You'll also be so pumped full of patriotism that you'll be ready to run through walls as soon as James McClean clatters someone for the first time in France, as we've picked out the most enjoyable Irish football DVDs to re-watch.

Obtaining them should be no problem, as if you do not already own them and somehow do not know someone who's dad was gifted one for Christmas, then they're available in charity shops for around €2.

Rising Sons - Ireland's Eastern Odyssey

An absolutely cracking account of the 2002 World Cup from an Irish perspective, you've surely seen it multiple times but you're due for another viewing regardless.

Starting with excellent coverage of the Saipan story before moving into the tournament, the RTÉ absolutely nailed the soundtrack and made for a seriously enjoyable experience for the Irish fan.

Green Is The Colour


Simply the most comprehensive and well-produced series on Irish football that there is.


Another RTÉ masterpiece, the series was critically acclaimed on it's release and sold very well the following Christmas so again it's one you couldn't have missed. A match-day marathon will get you right in the mood.

Reeling In The 90s

Not strictly a sports DVD, but with Italia 90 and USA 94 featuring so strongly, it's the perfect way to get ready for to celebrate your Irishness.

Road To Asia

What a qualification campaign this was and 'Road To Asia' will let you revisit every moment in the detail it deserves.


Matty Holland's screamer against Portugal away, Roy Keane vs Portugal at home, and McAteer vs Holland are all moments to get you rearing to go on matchday.

Paul McGrath: My Life And Football

The only player-specific DVD on the list, it could only be about Paul McGrath.

A fascinating look at the life of one of the very best footballers this island has ever produced and a moving reflection on troubled times in his past.


Another one you've surely seen because you love Paul McGrath, well worth another watch.

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