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TheScore.ie readers pick their cruellest moments in Irish sporting history

Warning – this makes for tough reading for Irish fans.

WE GOT A huge response to Monday’s piece which looked at ’17 of the cruellest moments in Irish sporting history’ in the aftermath of the All Blacks last-gasp victory over Ireland last Sunday.

And it seems that we omitted some Irish sporting moments that have caused our readers serious heartbreak.

SOCCER

1. Gaizka Mendieta’s intervention in that match in Suwon ten years ago was mentioned

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2. As was Toto Schillaci’s effort in Rome in 1990.

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Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

3. A Euro 1992 qualifier from Poland

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4. A mention for two games against Israel.

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5. And there was a big shout for a World Cup qualifier from 1958:

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RUGBY

1. Shouts for the end of the 2007 Six Nations

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2. And the meeting with Wales in Wellington two years ago.

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Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

GAA

Some counties have had their own pain:

1. Cork

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2. Dublin

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3. Fermanagh

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4. Tipperary

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Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

OLYMPICS

And finally there’s been heartbreak for some Irish Olympians.

1. Annalise Murphy

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2. Kenny Egan

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