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# boys-of-summer - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's tour success in Australia?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's tour success in Australia?

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:30 AM 6,242 Views 3 Comments

Ireland were hot property in 2018 and they scorched to a landmark tour success down under.

# boys-of-summer - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'Eight as one': Ireland pack braced for U20 World Cup opener against England
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'Eight as one': Ireland pack braced for U20 World Cup opener against England

Jun 4th 2019, 10:03 AM 8,485 Views 8 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men have left the Grand Slam behind them as they travelled to Argentina.

# boys-of-summer - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Here's The Sunday Game's Football Team of the Year for 2018
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Here's The Sunday Game's Football Team of the Year for 2018

Sep 2nd 2018, 10:56 PM 28,012 Views 47 Comments

Ciarán Kilkenny was the unanimous pick as Footballer of the Year.

# boys-of-summer - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved'
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'The youth teams seemed a bit of a shambles - I wanted to give it the respect it deserved'

Jun 18th 2017, 11:30 PM 17,797 Views 10 Comments

In the final part of our Boys of Summer series, Brian Kerr looks back on before, during and after Malaysia twenty years ago.

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'
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'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Jun 18th 2017, 10:00 AM 32,398 Views 7 Comments

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.

'There was a magic about Noel - he had a special vibe, an aura of humility and brilliance'
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'There was a magic about Noel - he had a special vibe, an aura of humility and brilliance'

Jun 18th 2017, 5:00 AM 10,118 Views 8 Comments

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 - Friday 16 June, 2017

‘I swapped shirts with Pablo Aimar in the team hotel... he didn't speak English but I think he got the gist of it’
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‘I swapped shirts with Pablo Aimar in the team hotel... he didn't speak English but I think he got the gist of it’

Jun 16th 2017, 9:45 PM 21,698 Views 5 Comments

Micky Cummins recalls his memories of the U20 World Cup in 1997.

# boys-of-summer - Thursday 15 June, 2017

‘I’d been released by Blackburn... I was at a crossroads in my career’
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‘I’d been released by Blackburn... I was at a crossroads in my career’

Jun 15th 2017, 10:27 PM 32,317 Views 9 Comments

Thomas Morgan recalls emerging from a low point in his footballing life to captain his country to a historic achievement.

# boys-of-summer - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships who became stars
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16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships who became stars

Jun 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 18,549 Views 9 Comments

20 years ago this month, the world caught a glimpse of some prodigious talents.

# boys-of-summer - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

‘Brian always believed in us. We slowly started to believe in him as the tournament went on’
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‘Brian always believed in us. We slowly started to believe in him as the tournament went on’

Jun 13th 2017, 9:30 PM 22,653 Views 13 Comments

Colin Hawkins recalls his memories of the 1997 FIFA U20 World Cup.

# boys-of-summer - Monday 12 June, 2017

Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97
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Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97

Jun 12th 2017, 5:28 PM 23,182 Views 12 Comments

Players, staff and journalists recount the finer details of the Republic of Ireland U20s’ historic journey 20 years ago.

Boys of Summer: We celebrate Ireland's golden generation and their golden moment
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Boys of Summer: We celebrate Ireland's golden generation and their golden moment

Jun 12th 2017, 4:00 PM 6,256 Views 2 Comments

We launch a new series commemorating an historic Irish sports moment that occurred in Malaysia twenty years ago.

# boys-of-summer - Friday 3 June, 2016

From the uncapped to the peerless captain: 5 players key to Irish U20 hopes next week
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From the uncapped to the peerless captain: 5 players key to Irish U20 hopes next week

Jun 3rd 2016, 5:45 PM 7,694 Views 1 Comment

Big performances from this quintet will go a long way to making it a good tournament from Ireland.

# boys-of-summer - Monday 14 March, 2016

'It felt like the first time in a while where we were properly enjoying ourselves'
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'It felt like the first time in a while where we were properly enjoying ourselves'

Mar 14th 2016, 9:42 AM 5,999 Views 4 Comments

Simon Zebo was superb in attack as Ireland hammered Italy in Saturday.

# boys-of-summer - Saturday 17 May, 2014

14 reasons we’re glad The Sunday Game is back
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14 reasons we’re glad The Sunday Game is back

May 17th 2014, 9:30 AM 7,031 Views 5 Comments

The boys are back in town [RTÉ studios] tomorrow.

# boys-of-summer - Friday 9 May, 2014

Omission doesn't rule Stephen Ireland out of summer tour -- Martin O'Neill
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Omission doesn't rule Stephen Ireland out of summer tour -- Martin O'Neill

May 9th 2014, 11:22 AM 3,382 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland manager will speak to the Stoke midfielder personally after the Premier League concludes this weekend.

# boys-of-summer - Monday 3 June, 2013

Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour
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Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:06 PM 6,867 Views 7 Comments

The Irish rugby team has arrived in the USA with a bang.