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The 7 Best Episodes Of 'Reeling In The Years' Definitively Ranked

By James Fenton

June 18, 2017 at 12:27pm


Who doesn't love reminiscing over a decent episode of 'Reeling In The Years' over a nice cup of tea?

As a nation, we've had some truly unforgettable moments, some of which the show hasn't even documented yet but we're sure they're on the way.

We've also done ourselves proud on an international level on countless occasions. Sit back and enjoy as we take you through our favourite episodes. 

7 - 2008

Elbow's 'One Day Like This' backing up Barack Obama's iconic Presidential acceptance speech. 

6 - 2009

The world mourned the loss of the King Of Pop Michael Jackson while Ronan O'Gare kicked Ireland right into Grand Slam heaven for only the second time ever. 

5 - 2007

The year where we took baby steps out of our dark history.

After a lot of fuss, 'God Save The Queen' was blasted from the tannoy at Croke Park before Ireland gave England and awful battering. Notorious enemies Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley got sore wrists from shaking hands so much. 

4 - 2003

We welcomed the Special Olympics and the world saw how we could put on a spectacular show for a global audience. 

Mickey Joe Harte did us proud in defeat at the Eurovision. 

3 - 2000

The dawn of a brand new Millenium. Brian O'Driscoll sprang to prominence while Westlife, The Corrs and U2 kept our toes tapping, not to mention Mark McCabe. 

2 - 2002

The year was dominated by one story. Ireland was divided as Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy went to war over missing training bibs and tired goalkeepers in Saipan.

With the dust beginning to settle, another Keane stuck the ball in the Germans' net while some poor sods were taking English Paper 2. 

1 - 1990

The dawn of the Celtic Tiger. Was there ever going to be another winner? Packie Bonner gave us one of Ireland's most iconic moments. 

Here at home we danced, we cried and we overbought while over in Italy, in the words of Jack Charlton they "prepared properly, ate well, got a little bit of sun and drank very little. We're gonna change that tonight."

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