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15th Apr 2020

RTE has unveiled a collection of classic sporting moments that will air over the coming weeks

James Fenton

RTE Sport has unveiled a list of classic sporting moments that will air every Thursday over the next 10 weeks in the absence of live sport.

Among the collection are unforgettable Irish international soccer, rugby and hockey moments as well as some classics from the GAA archives. The series will kick off this week with the 1995 All-Ireland hurling final, in which Clare bridged an 81-year gap by defeating Offaly in the final.

Other GAA classics to be shown over the coming weeks include the epic 2004 Munster Final between Cork and Waterford, as well as Offaly’s historic football final victory over Kerry in 1982.

Soccer fans will get to relive Jason McAteer’s winner against the Netherlands in 2001 which all but secured Ireland’s passage to the following summer’s World Cup. Who could forget Bono acknowledging the Merseysider’s goal at Slane later that September evening?

Older supporters will get to talk younger family members through classic pre-Jack Charlton era moments as well, with qualifiers from 1975 and 1981 when Ireland were merely knocking on the door of major tournaments also being shown.

The unforgettable night the Ireland rugby team beat the All Blacks in 2018 will also be screened, as will our narrow defeat to the same opposition in 2013. The Women’s Six Nations will also feature along with Ireland’s ladies hockey team’s victory over Spain at the 2018 World Cup.

The full list of classic sporting moments to be screened by RTE over the coming weeks can be found here.

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