Author Topic: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2  (Read 6767 times)

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 10:44:41 PM »
I detest how people think that soccer started in Ireland in the late 80's. As if there were not incredible results got by teams Managed by Touhy, Giles and Hand.

Also the GAA curtailed the development of International games especially in rural areas. One of the most sectarian organisations up to 1971.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 10:47:04 PM »
Ronnie Whelan's goal against the Soviet Union was better. I'd say impossible to decide between  Houghton and Darby.
Whelans goal was in a a 1-1 draw v Russia.
Houghton scored Ireland's first ever goal in a major championship and it was against England. It's a vote on Ireland's greatest sporting moment not how good or not a goal was

Darbys goal was great for Offaly, it's nowhere near Ireland's Greatest sporting moment ever. Ridiculous even having it as part of the vote.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 10:47:45 PM »
Seamus Darby by a mile.
How can that be Ireland's Greatest Sporting moment. Shouldn't even be in the list imo.

Houghton moment a deserved and obvious winner.

It was an incredible moment shook the world man. Houghton isnt even from Ireland ffs!

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:21 PM »
Seamus Darby by a mile.
How can that be Ireland's Greatest Sporting moment. Shouldn't even be in the list imo.

Houghton moment a deserved and obvious winner.

It was an incredible moment shook the world man. Houghton isnt even from Ireland ffs!

His dad was though!

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:38 PM »
OlliE Campbell and Alex Higgins kept the flag flying.
John Fenton's goal v Limerick
Noel Mannion's try v Wales
Mayo winning a match in Croke Park in 89

"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2017, 10:50:21 PM »
Ronnie Whelan's goal against the Soviet Union was better. I'd say impossible to decide between  Houghton and Darby.
Whelans goal was in a a 1-1 draw v Russia.
Houghton scored Ireland's first ever goal in a major championship and it was against England. It's a vote on Ireland's greatest sporting moment not how good or not a goal was

Darbys goal was great for Offaly, it's nowhere near Ireland's Greatest sporting moment ever. Ridiculous even having it as part of the vote.

Perhaps not Ireland's greatest moment but certainly one of the most iconic sporting memories of the 80s

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2017, 10:53:10 PM »
Ronnie Whelan's goal against the Soviet Union was better. I'd say impossible to decide between  Houghton and Darby.
Whelans goal was in a a 1-1 draw v Russia.
Houghton scored Ireland's first ever goal in a major championship and it was against England. It's a vote on Ireland's greatest sporting moment not how good or not a goal was

Darbys goal was great for Offaly, it's nowhere near Ireland's Greatest sporting moment ever. Ridiculous even having it as part of the vote.

Perhaps not Ireland's greatest moment but certainly one of the most iconic sporting memories of the 80s
True,but the show is called Ireland's Greatest sporting moment.
If there is ever a show called Iconic moments in Irish sport then it could be right up there as a contender!

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 10:53:22 PM »
Ronnie Whelan's goal against the Soviet Union was better. I'd say impossible to decide between  Houghton and Darby.
Whelans goal was in a a 1-1 draw v Russia.
Houghton scored Ireland's first ever goal in a major championship and it was against England. It's a vote on Ireland's greatest sporting moment not how good or not a goal was

Darbys goal was great for Offaly, it's nowhere near Ireland's Greatest sporting moment ever. Ridiculous even having it as part of the vote.
England were disorganised. They were shite.
The Soviet Union were one of the best teams in the tournament. And Ireland played really well. They could have won it.
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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 10:54:07 PM »
'Moment' is the key word. Taylor and Darby in that case. Especially Taylor, no moment like that.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2017, 10:55:03 PM »
Michael Carruth?

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2017, 10:55:57 PM »

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2017, 10:56:59 PM »
Rocheís is definitely the greatest achievement, if not the greatest moment.
Michelle Smith should be the '90s winner so if that's the case.

Show me a rider who wasnít doping. Show me one in the 90s or 00s who didn't, actually. To compete you had to.

So if you want to make the case heís a cheat youíll have to show me the world class cyclists he was up against who didnít because there was few if any that havenít been implicated or rumours spread about. I think itís pretty obvious now that doping in that sport has been so prevalent that you have to have some perspective when judging achievements.

The Tour de France remains one of the greatest physical and mental challenges in existence and an Irish winner of it will always stand above most other achievements.

Roche was a legendary cyclist while Smith was someone who came out of nowhere and went back to nowhere after 96. Swimming is full of dopers too, but thatís a story for another day. Iíd say fair fŻcks to her, but a few laps of a pool doesnít eclipse what Roche did.
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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2017, 10:58:19 PM »
Arconada Armstrong 1982

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2017, 11:01:32 PM »
1990's moments -

O'Leary penalty
Clare hurlers 95
Clare footballers 92
Alan McLoughlin goal
Donegal/Derry winning Sam
Maurice Fitz 97 final
Houghton again 94
Michelle Smith golds

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2017, 11:06:42 PM »
1990's moments -

O'Leary penalty
Clare hurlers 95
Clare footballers 92
Alan McLoughlin goal
Donegal/Derry winning Sam
Maurice Fitz 97 final
Houghton again 94
Michelle Smith golds
Down beating the team that couldn't be beaten 91 AI final.
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