Richard Dunne: Republic Of Ireland’s Hero In A Dodgy Jersey

Alan Duffy

7th, September 2011


By Alan Duffy

The real, tragic consequences of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger were all too apparent in Moscow on Tuesday night, as Republic of Ireland captain Richard Dunne was forced to wear a number-less replacement shirt after his No. 5 shirt was decimated in a challenge with Yuri Zhirkov.

With no back-up jersey available, Dunne had a number five scrawled on his replacement jersey as the visiting Irish battled for a valuable 0-0 draw against the Russians.

Ireland may be a country decimated by the economic collapse, but Dunne and Co. were heroic in their performance in Russia.


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  1. Conor says:

    I assume by ‘Dunne and co.’ you mean Dunne, Given, McGeady and O’Dea. The rest of the team played exceedingly poor. Ward was caught out of position far too often and Whelan and Andrews were, unsurprisingly, overrun in the middle of the park. Having said that we’re still in with a chance of qualifying. God bless Armenia!

  2. murry1975 says:

    The “Miracle in Moscow” game featuring St.s. Richard and Shay .

  3. Madjair says:

    Talking about a collector’s item.

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