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# Legend
Famous Walkinstown Roundabout scenes recreated as Ireland remembers Big Jack
There were a number of events held around the country to mark the former Ireland manager’s funeral today.
# Glory Days
The last summer of innocence and the legacy Jack Charlton left behind
He ruled with an iron fist – but the players loved his mischievous wit and winning mentality..
# Big Jack
A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)
Charlton led the Irish football team for a decade.
Ireland legend Jack Charlton dies aged 85
The Englishman guided Ireland to the quarter-finals of Italia 90.
# One Day At A Time
'Looking back at Italia '90 was all about those key stories and digging deeper into them'
Today is the 30th anniversary of the final at Italia ’90 and a podcast series this month has closely examined that tournament.
# On the box
5 highlights from the first part of RTÉ's Boys in Green documentary
From Eamon Dunphy’s shame to John Aldridge’s embarrassment, via an oddly bad John Giles prediction.
# Give it a lash jack
New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90
Former Ireland captain Andy Townsend is an executive producer on the film, which will be released in 2020.
Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67
The broadcaster covered four World Cups throughout his career but is most fondly remembered as the man charged with covering Serie A for Channel 4.
# Super 8s
'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs'
This weekend’s juxtaposition of games, brought the summer of 1990 to mind for Eoin Butler.
# Luck of the Draw
How Irish football's 'age of innocence' came back from the dead after World Cup tiebreaker oddity
Atmosphere was fraught at Italia ’90 but two different kinds of draws changed football history.
# Ruthless
'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything
Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.
# Culture Magazine
A nation holds its breath: Tony O'Shea's remarkable Italia 90 photos
An estimated 500,000 people turned out for the Jackie’s Army homecoming.
# midfield maestro
‘They don’t give a f**k about you. After 15 years that was it. I was crying all the way home’
Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan speaks to The42 about his time in one of the most successful periods of the club’s history.
# iconic
It's official: David O'Leary's penalty at Italia '90 has been voted Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment
A winner was chosen by the public during tonight’s episode.
# Long Time Coming
For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup
Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.
# national treasures
10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project
Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?
# short movie
WATCH: The short film about Italia ‘90 premiering at the Dublin Film Festival
Ah the memories.
# F*** Schillaci.
A short film focusing on Italia ‘90 is premiering at the Dublin Film Festival
That Scorsese is a spoofer and a cod, Bill.
# short movie
A short film focusing on Italia ‘90 is premiering at the Dublin Film Festival
Ah the memories.
# italia '90
There's a Put 'Em Under Pressure dance remix and it's an absolute tune
We’re all part of Jackie’s army.
# the big man from Donegal
'I wasn't initially comfortable with it - as a Donegal person, adulation is a no-no'
Packie Bonner speaks to The42 about his Italia 90 heroics, Ireland’s current goalkeeping situation, and Celtic’s new manager.
# Billo
These new clips of Bill O'Herlihy at Italia 90 and Euro 88 are brilliantly nostalgic
We miss you, Billo.
# Billo
These new clips of Bill O'Herlihy at Italia '90 and Euro '88 are brilliantly nostalgic
We miss you, Billo.
# Holy Show
The day we talked football with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
Packie Bonnar recalls a memorable and emotional day from Italia ’90.
# wild eyes
'Don't wake me up, let me enjoy the dream': The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci
The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.
# long read
'I needed a psychologist' - Packie Bonner on coping with anxiety ahead of the 94 World Cup
The legendary goalkeeper also chats to The42 about his distinguished career and his troubled relationship with Roy Keane.
# a nation holds its breath
'I was conceived after that penalty' - People love telling David O'Leary their Romania game stories
O’Leary recalls the most famous day in Irish soccer.
# nation holds its breath
11 things people were wearing 25 years ago
We did well at the World Cup, but how did we look?
# Tweet Tweet
Twitter reacts to Ireland's penalty shootout win over Romania
Alf has been deferred.
# descent
25 years on from Italia 90, where did it all go wrong for Irish football?
The Boys in Green have never quite hit the heights of that wonderful summer since.
# italia 90 week
'Congratulations also to your wonderful football team' - Mandela part of Italia 90 homecoming
Mandela’s visit coincided with the Irish team’s official homecoming parade.
Dublin's newest sports and games bar is hosting an Italia 90 party you won't want to miss
The Back Page in Phibsborough is offering an action-packed day to remember Jackie’s Army, Roger Milla, Rene Higuita and more.
# italia 90 week
'We watched the Italy game on a big screen at my sister's wedding reception'
Our writers remember Italia 90.
# italia 90 week
Did Ireland underachieve during the Jack Charlton era?
The former World Cup winner with England is the most successful manager in the history of the Irish national team.
# italia 90 week
How well do you remember the lyrics to the Italia 90 classic hit 'The Game'?
“We’re gonna start a fire…”
# italia 90 week
10 parts of Italia 90 that managed to live on in pop culture
Oh, how we loathed Toto Schillaci.
# italia 90 week
We dare you not to tap, rap, hum or Olé along with the Top 10 songs of Italia 90
Take off that Wolfhound head so we can hear your John Barnes impression properly.
# italia 90 week
Meet the man who went to Italia 90, but missed THAT game in Genoa...
Ireland superfan Phelim Warren has a lot of fond memories from Italia 90 – and one big regret.
# italia 90 week
‘The nation holds its breath!’ – George Hamilton recalls his iconic commentary
The famous words, uttered during the Ireland-Romania game, have since become immortalised in the annals of Irish sport.
# italia 90 week
'We were disappointed to lose to Italy, even though we knew they were world beaters'
David Kelly speaks to us about life in Ireland’s Italia 90 squad.