Republic of Ireland's 10 Greatest Moments

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Republic of Ireland's 10 Greatest Moments
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Debuting in the 1924 Summer Olympics, the Republic of Ireland national team has given us some of the greatest moments in international soccer.

From being the first non-UK team to beat England at home to knocking Romania out of the 1990 FIFA World Cup on penalty kicks, The Boys In Green are regularly giving fans back home a reason to believe.

In recent years, Ireland has walked the line between the first and second-tier European clubs—losing out on a trip to last summer's World Cup due to a blatant handball by France's Thierry Henry, but then a year later dominating a woefully overrated Estonia side and qualifying for next summer's Euro 2012 Finals.

Join me as I take a look back at what I believe to be the ten greatest moments in the history of international soccer for the Emerald Isle.

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