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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2017, 11:06:49 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

Has to be Michelle Smith.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2017, 11:08:52 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.

Aka a tired outfit. Doesn't rank at all in my book. Meath actually winning the AI that year would have, though.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2017, 11:12:16 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
If it's to be Ireland's Greatest sporting moment it has to be something that happens on an international stage like a World Cup or Olympics or whatever. Where the whole country is at a standstill and watching and everyone remembers where they were when it happened.
Clare winning an All Ireland in 1995 or Donegal or Derry winning isn't one of those moments. It's great for the people from them counties but no one outside of that.

The obvious standout moment is David O'Learys peno.
I would have thought Michael Carruth should have been on that list.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2017, 11:15:43 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.


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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
Has to be Ireland winning a friendly in Rugby in November against some visiting tour side on a jolly.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2017, 11:16:49 PM »
Would have Sonia's silver on the list, especially after what had gone before for her

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2017, 11:16:56 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.


Not that Leix have ever had anything to shout about.
It is said that when Mandela was released from prison, the first question he asked was: have Leix made it out of Leinster yet?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Eh ok. Weirdo.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2017, 11:18:14 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

Offaly hurlers 94
Offaly hurlers 98
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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2017, 11:50:12 PM »
Has to be Ireland winning a friendly in Rugby in November against some visiting tour side on a jolly.
As RTÉ are running it a rubby occasion will of course win it - probably their match v England when the cnuts were homeless and had to be bailed out by the despised " GAH".
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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2017, 03:50:58 AM »

I would have thought Michael Carruth should have been on that list.
I've never re-watched that fight but my memory from watching it as a kid was that Carruth won by holding the Cuban's long arms for most of the fight and exploiting the scoring system to get a sneaky win against a superior boxer. Would have thought he'd be in there though and would obviously be more deserving than Michelle.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2017, 04:20:13 AM »
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.

Is he not Scottish?

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2017, 05:24:36 AM »
13 not out.
Hard to believe Tyrone’s magnificent performance when 2 men down v Derry in Ulster semifinal is not topping that list.

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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2017, 07:42:32 AM »
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
If it's to be Ireland's Greatest sporting moment it has to be something that happens on an international stage like a World Cup or Olympics or whatever. Where the whole country is at a standstill and watching and everyone remembers where they were when it happened.
Clare winning an All Ireland in 1995 or Donegal or Derry winning isn't one of those moments. It's great for the people from them counties but no one outside of that.

The obvious standout moment is David O'Learys peno.
I would have thought Michael Carruth should have been on that list.
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Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2017, 07:48:22 AM »
For the 80s 2 of the standouts were Ronnie Whelan etc  winning European Cups with Liverpool and Sean Kelly winning Paris-Nice 6 times in a row.
"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 #44 on: November 10, 2017, 07:57:27 AM »
If we're putting in our favourites I'll give a shout out to Norman Whiteside's delicious curler in extra time in the '85 FA Cup final for 10 man United. Southall was one of the best in the world that time and was left clutching air. Frank Stapleton was playing centre back in place of his mate Kevin Moran who was wrongly sent off for an outrageous dive by Peter Reid. 13 months later the most watched moment of Reid's career was replaced......Different Class!!!!!