Coming from a substantially large family, it’s always times like these that make the best memories. Ireland had qualified for the European championship in France and that meant not only the Dickers, but the nation were ready to support The Boys in Green.
Growing up in a home that was football mad, tournaments specifically were always celebrated and fully embraced. Obviously having a brother that plays professional football influences our love for the sport. The earliest memories I have of Ireland playing in a big tournament was the World Cup 2002 (I was in the womb for Italia ’90 and only a young pup for USA ’94.) But some of those memories in 2002 we still talk about when we all get together, squashing into my dads van and driving to my aunties house at 6 in the morning to watch the Cameroon game.
As many of us have seen in those episodes of reeling in the years, it’s never easy to recreate the momentum and sheer happiness of our nation in 1990 and 1994. Every time I watch this clip it leaves me with goosebumps and an overwhelming since of pride. [Read more…]