Published: 08:18 | 13/7/20

Jack Charlton Gold all this week on eir sport


Following the sad passing of legendary Rep of Ireland manager Jack Charlton over the weekend eir sport will be celebrating his achievements by reliving some of the Boys in Green's greatest games every day this week.

It's hard to underestimate Jack Charlton's contribution to Irish sporting life. Following years of near misses where we came oh so close to qualifying for major tournaments, he took over the national team back in 1986 and immediately instilled a new sense of purpose and belief.

They won a small tournament in Iceland that year and so began a journey that would become the stuff of legend. Euro '88, Italia '90 and finally to USA '94, his Boys in Green took the nation on the trip of a lifetime.   

To celebrate his achievements eir sport will be showing some of the most memorable matches from his time in charge - a time when the tricolour could be raised without political connotation and both Irish life and Irish football was changed forever.

Schedule: 7pm (except *8pm)

Monday - Rep of Ireland v Spain 1989 - World Cup qualifier 

Tuesday - Rep of Ireland v Northern Ireland 1989 - World Cup qualifier 

Wednesday - Rep of Ireland v England 1990 - World Cup finals 

Thursday - Rep of Ireland v Holland 1990 - World Cup finals 

Friday - Rep of Ireland v Romania 1990 - World Cup finals 

Saturday - England v Rep of Ireland 1991 - European Championship qualifier 

Sunday - Rep of Ireland v Italy 1994 - World Cup finals*

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*****Coverage starts at 7pm on eir sport 1 all this week except Sunday 8pm. 

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