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A history of modern Irish sport in 38 objects...

From shell suits to moustaches, check this lot out.

COME WITH US on a journey through space and time as we chart Ireland’s recent sport history. Using carpets and chairs.

1. The white tracksuits the Irish teams wore to meet the Pope


2. Katie Taylor’s gold medal

INPHO/Dan Sheridan

3. Andy Reid’s guitar


4. The red carpet that Martin Johnson liked so much


5. The Sunday Game ‘couch’


6. The copy of the Irish Times that Mick McCarthy brought into that Saipan team room

INPHO/Andrew Paton

7. What sums up the GAA’s amateur ethos more than the controversial branded hurleys

Paul Codd of Wexford. INPHO/Billy Stickland

8. Trevor Welsh’s Custard Creams

YouTube: dearcee

9. The seats that Combat18 threw from the West Stand

Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

10. Paddy Barnes’ water bottle


11. Kevin O’Brien’s pink hair-dye v England in 2011


12. Cascarino’s passport


13. Jimmy Cooney’s whistle from the 1998 All-Ireland hurling semi-final

YouTube: joekilgobinet

14. Paul Galvin’s t-shirt n New York


15. Billo’s clap-handy’s hat


16. Babs Keating’s boot from the 71 All-Ireland

YouTube: dapos

17. Rory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup alarm clock


18. Steve Staunton’s white cap


19. The towels on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh dressing-room floor

INPHO/Patrick Bolger

20. The Irish fans Angela Merkel flag before the Euros, a sign of the giddy pre-tournament hysteria that made the end results all the more disappointing.


21. Jack’s cap

Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

22. RoryMc’s  washing machine (from the Gerry Kelly show)

Image: UTV

24. Kenny Egan’s jacket – it should be in a museum


25.  Robbie Keane’s bow and arrow

YouTube: bargain100

26. Brian Cody’s black Glanbia baseball cap has witnessed a fair few All-Ireland wins.

INPHO/James Crombie

27. John Hayes’ tears

INPHO/Dan Sheridan

28. Fr Neil horan’s dress

KOJI SASAHARA/AP/Press Association Images

29. Joxer’s van

YouTube: dzg189·

30. Jimmy’s bongos

YouTube: kilcardope

31. Paul McGinley’s putter

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

32. The Bertie Bowl

INPHO/Tom Honan

33. The John 3:7 sign

INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

34. Dennis Taylor’s glasses

PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

35. The pen that Dunphy threw on his desk in the RTE studio, after the 0-0 draw with Egypt in 1990


36. Sonia’s controversial Asics gear

Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

37. Donal Lenihan’s moustache


38. And Roy Keane’s beard


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