Amazingly tomorrow night Greg Cunningham, a left back playing his trade at Man City, will make his debut at 19 years of age.
Not that noteworthy you might say, considering the problems we have a left back, but wait, stop, holderonaminute. Greg Cunningham will become the first irish international to start a game for the national side who wasnt even born when Timofte was making Packie Bonner a hero and when David O'Leary was not much more than a kid himself.
Hopefully the rest of the squad have done the right thing and educated him in the ways Italia changed a sport and nation forever.
*James Mccarthy wasn't born either and made a sub appearance against Brazil in Feb, he was born in Glasgow