The Greatest Goals In Irish Football History

Ireland’s road to the 2016 European Championship hasn’t exactly been easy so far. We’re deep into the qualifying stages and it’s safe to say we might just need a miracle to make it through. With Gibraltar, Georgia, Germany and Poland coming up in the next two months, the task ahead is daunting to say the least. But some of us are holding onto a few grains of hope… Here’s a reminder of some of the most incredible goals Ireland have scored and let’s just keep our fingers crossed that we can recreate some of that magic in the forthcoming weeks. COYBIG and all that.

John O’Shea vs. Germany (2014)

The last minute of extra time, John O’Shea’s 100th international cap, playing against the World Cup winners: Actual magic.

Robbie Keane vs. Israel (2005)

Just Robbie Keane being generally incredible, no big deal. Featuring Ian Harte with a great opening free kick.

Liam Miller vs. Sweden (2006)

Skip to 2.20 and allow yourself a moment of awe.

Robbie Keane vs. France (2009)

They say Irish fans are the most passionate in the world and Keane’s goal against France in the World Cup qualifiers certainly allowed us the chance to put that on full display.

Ronnie Whelan vs. USSR (1988)

Might this be the best Irish goal of all time? We’ve certainly not managed anything quite as beautiful in the interim.

Aiden McGeady vs. Georgia (2014)

The footwork alone….I’ll just be over here swooning.

Kevin Doyle vs. Slovakia (2007)

We may have lost this one but it will long be remembered for that absolute wonder goal from Doyle.

Robbie Keane vs. Germany (2002)

Quinn’s header, Keane’s perfect first touch, Mick McCarthy’s reaction…The drama that surrounded this World Cup campaign almost overshadowed what was one of Ireland’s finest goals of all time.

If the lads could manage a few of these in the upcoming fixtures we might just make it to France for the summer of 2016. COYBIG!