Paul Anderson
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/ 14 November 2006

Irish out to raise the roof at Lansdowne Road

Irish football bids farewell to Lansdowne Road, its rickety home stadium of 35 years on Wednesday in what could hardly be less auspicious circumstances. A team in gradual decline since the Charlton era of the 1980s takes on San Marino, the smallest country participating in the Euro 2008 qualifiers — and officially the worst team in the competition.

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/ 8 September 2005

Brilliant Henry stuns Irish

A brilliant goal by Thierry Henry gave 1998 World Cup winners France a vital 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday in their 2006 World Cup qualifier and left the Irish with a mountain to climb. Henry’s goal gave France their first-ever World Cup qualifier victory in the Irish capital.