Match: Ireland 0–4 Denmark, 17 April 1985, Glenmalure Park

Glenmalure Park 17 April 1985 – Ireland 0–4 Denmark   Denmark too strong for Ireland in Dublin   Classic match report: Lone Smidt Hansen-inspired Danes thump Ireland 4–0 in prestige friendly     As Martin O’Neill’s boys in green battle Denmark for a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we’ve delved into theContinue reading “Match: Ireland 0–4 Denmark, 17 April 1985, Glenmalure Park”

Anne O’Brien, footballer (1956–2016)

Irish football great Anne O’Brien dies in Italy aged 60   Ireland lost one of its best ever sports stars with the untimely death of Anne O’Brien in August 2016. Medals and memories from a stellar pro career in France and Italy cemented her unique legacy to Irish sporting heritage. The tragedy is that sheContinue reading “Anne O’Brien, footballer (1956–2016)”

Match: Republic of Ireland 0–5 England, 3 May 1981, Dalymount Park

Reagan’s rampant England put five past Ireland     Classic match report: Debuts for Coultard and Gallimore as England drub Girls in Green   In June 2016 England blooded two new Lionesses in the shape of Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris, who both made their debuts in a 7–0 cakewalk against hapless Serbia. Some 35Continue reading “Match: Republic of Ireland 0–5 England, 3 May 1981, Dalymount Park”

Players: Sue Hayden

Irish goalkeeping great Sue Hayden     Born: 8 July 1962 Position: Goalkeeper / Defender Debut: v. England (1985) Occupation: Computer operator (1987), Security printer (1994)   Susan Mary Hayden made her Republic of Ireland debut against England in Euro 1987 qualifying and remained in the squad until the 1999 World Cup campaign. An inspirationalContinue reading “Players: Sue Hayden”