You might think we have lost the run of ourselves with a wild prediction for tomorrow night's Euro 2016 qualifier against the might of Germany, but then you might think why not given our two wins to date against Georgia (2-1 away) and Gibraltar (7-0 home) in the same competition. But the fact is that the scoreline above in Ireland's favour is not a thing of fantasy but rather the result to the second-ever football game between the two countries.
The date of this historic 5-2 Irish win over Germany was 17th October, 1936, a Saturday, the venue was Dalymount Park, and some 28,000 were in attendance.
Right: Jakob, the German goalkeeper, saves a shot from Moore of Ireland.(Photo: Sunday Independent, 18th October 1936) Click thumbnail to view larger image. Read more »