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Wed Sep 21, 1977 – Ireland 2 League of Ireland 1

Thirty years ago today, we had a second big midweek game in a row, as a League of Ireland team, managed by Jim McLaughlin of Dundalk, played the Ireland international team at Dalymount. The crowd was about half of the 25,000 that had showed up for our game against Newcastle. The shed end echoed with competing chants: ‘Ireland, Ireland!’ and ‘League of Ireland, League of Ireland!’ I instinctively supported the domestic players. They were the ones I watched week in week out, not only the three Bohs players on the team, but even those who played for teams that I hated. They were ‘we’, in a much more real way than the Irish international team could ever be, traveling over ‘to’ Ireland from their usual location inside our television sets. (more…)

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As mentioned above, if for some strange reason there is more to your life than football, I also write That's Ireland, a blog about living in the maddest country on earth.