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# boys of summer

All time
# gold standard
Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's tour success in Australia?
Ireland were hot property in 2018 and they scorched to a landmark tour success down under.
# boys of summer
'Eight as one': Ireland pack braced for U20 World Cup opener against England
Noel McNamara’s men have left the Grand Slam behind them as they travelled to Argentina.
# boys of summer
Here's The Sunday Game's Football Team of the Year for 2018
Ciarán Kilkenny was the unanimous pick as Footballer of the Year.
# national treasure
'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved'
In the final part of our Boys of Summer series, Brian Kerr looks back on before, during and after Malaysia twenty years ago.
# boys of summer
'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'
Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.
# never forgotten
'There was a magic about Noel - he had a special vibe, an aura of humility and brilliance'
Noel O’Reilly’s contribution – not just to the remarkable success of the Irish team in Malaysia in 1997 but to so much more – is never forgotten.
# boys of summer
‘I swapped shirts with Pablo Aimar in the team hotel... he didn't speak English but I think he got the gist of it’
Micky Cummins recalls his memories of the U20 World Cup in 1997.
# Interview
‘I’d been released by Blackburn... I was at a crossroads in my career’
Thomas Morgan recalls emerging from a low point in his footballing life to captain his country to a historic achievement.
# making it
16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships who became stars
20 years ago this month, the world caught a glimpse of some prodigious talents.
# boys of summer
‘Brian always believed in us. We slowly started to believe in him as the tournament went on’
Colin Hawkins recalls his memories of the 1997 FIFA U20 World Cup.
# boys of summer
Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97
Players, staff and journalists recount the finer details of the Republic of Ireland U20s’ historic journey 20 years ago.
# boys of summer
Boys of Summer: We celebrate Ireland's golden generation and their golden moment
We launch a new series commemorating an historic Irish sports moment that occurred in Malaysia twenty years ago.
# boys of summer
From the uncapped to the peerless captain: 5 players key to Irish U20 hopes next week
Big performances from this quintet will go a long way to making it a good tournament from Ireland.
# boys of summer
'It felt like the first time in a while where we were properly enjoying ourselves'
Simon Zebo was superb in attack as Ireland hammered Italy in Saturday.
# boys of summer
14 reasons we’re glad The Sunday Game is back
The boys are back in town [RTÉ studios] tomorrow.
# PRODIGAL
Omission doesn't rule Stephen Ireland out of summer tour -- Martin O'Neill
The Ireland manager will speak to the Stoke midfielder personally after the Premier League concludes this weekend.
# boys of summer
Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour
The Irish rugby team has arrived in the USA with a bang.