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Ireland in the 1972 Mini World Cup

“It was an unbelievable experience”, describes Turlough O’Connor. It might be stretching it slightly to say that Ireland’s maiden World Cup victory actually came 18 years before that shoot-out victory against Romania at Italia ’90. But in the summer of 1972 the Republic of Ireland contested the Minicopa (or Mini World Cup/Brazilian Independence Cup) in […]

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Seagulls a Bridge Too Far for United

Bray Wanderers 2-0 Killester United (Douglas 7’, Scully 58’) Bray overcame non-league Killester United to advance to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup at a rain-swept Carlisle Grounds. For the second round in a row, Bray scored early in the game and eliminated a team in red n’ black stripes. This time however, there was no […]