Emer McLysaght: Italia 90 was a time to remember, even if you weren’t alive

That summer of hope and possibility that changed how we felt about ourselves culminated in absolutely no trophy at all, but that is beside the point

26th July, 2020
Emer McLysaght: Italia 90 was a time to remember, even if you weren’t alive
The Irish team, led by Jack Charleton, on their return from Italia 90

I like to think I can identify when I’m being irrational. It’s like if I catch myself thinking or feeling something unreasonable, I can then give myself permission to indulge that feeling, and then get on with my day.

I’m finding it difficult to reconcile with one of my latest and more irrational notions, though. You see, I find myself feeling intensely annoyed that there are people who don’t remember Italia...

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