# Ray Houghton

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# Reaction
‘Absolute disgrace’ that Jack Charlton wasn’t knighted – Ray Houghton
The former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder was among those to pay tribute to the manager.
# Jack Charlton
Ireland's five greatest days under Jack Charlton
From Genoa to Giants Stadium, we look back on five days when Jackie’s Army shook up the world.
# The cut of your Gib
Ireland deserve 'a little bit of leeway' for lacklustre display against Gibraltar
Ray Houghton reckons the uninspiring performance was somewhat understandable after a long season.
# Route One
'Lumping balls forward to O’Brien is not going to be the way forward for us'
Ray Houghton is frustrated with Ireland’s lack of creativity in the final third, with Martin O’Neill’s side without a goal in four games.
# almost but not quite
'I don't regret it, I don't hold any bad feelings. Things happen for a reason'
Cork’s John Murphy on breaking through at Aston Villa, marking David Beckham and what might have been.
# heroes and villains
'Smashing football' and self-doubt: Deadly Doug, the 'nearly' years and Aston Villa's Irish contingent
The recent passing of Doug Ellis brings back memories of the club’s push for success in the mid-90s.
# iconic
It's official: David O'Leary's penalty at Italia '90 has been voted Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment
A winner was chosen by the public during tonight’s episode.
# Debate
Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94
‘That’s what we do in Ireland — jump up and down about mediocrity,’ the jockey said during last night’s episode of Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moments.
# jackie's army
Goodnight, Vienna: How Austria cost Ireland Euro ’96 qualification
Back in 1995, Ireland looked in great shape to qualify automatically for Euro ’96. But then, successive defeats to Austria put paid to those hopes.
# 1994
16 things that were true the last time Ireland beat Italy
Prepare to feel ancient.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you remember Euro 88?
Ireland’s first major tournament was unforgettable in many ways.
# green leafy shade
Some Liverpool legends took part in a spot of road bowling in West Cork at the weekend
The ex-Scousers had some difficulties with the local customs.
# italia 90 week
'I was more nervous in training than in games' -- Alan McLoughlin on Italia 90
The former Irish international chats to The42 about his memories of the tournament.
# italia 90 week
'I just cried' - 12 of the most memorable Jack Charlton-related quotes
The Englishman who led Ireland to unprecedented heights also had a unique way with words.
# Been there
Ray Houghton warns McGeady and McCarthy: 'Expect it to be hostile'
The Glasgow-born midfielder knows what it’s like to return to the Scottish city but in an Irish jersey.
# smash hits
13 reasons things were easier in the eighties
I got love for you if you were born in the…
# The Jersey Boys
When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994
On the 20th anniversary of one of Irish football’s most famous days, we revisit the story with the people who made it happen.
# Anniversary
Analysis: So how did Ireland beat Italy on that famous day 20 years ago
Two decades on, we assess a historic day in Irish sport — the anniversary of which takes place this week.
Bebeto's baby, Houghton takes a tumble and the best ever World Cup goal celebrations
If you do get to join the elite group of players to have scored at a finals, you might as well make the most of it!
# headhunter
Ray Houghton: My two-hour chat with 'humble' Roy Keane surprised me
One half of the FAI’s headhunting team says Keane is the right man for the assistant manager’s job.
# Manager Hunt
Ipswich: No contact from FAI about Mick McCarthy
Ray Houghton and Ruud Dokter due to brief FAI on manager search tomorrow.
Dynamic duo step up their search for new Ireland boss
Ray Houghton and Ruud Dokter are planning to interview candidates to find Trap’s replacement.
# job search
John Delaney: We don't know how long process to find Trap's successor will take
The FAI chief is confident Ray Houghton and Ruud Dokter will draw up a good shortlist.
# all hail
Noel King appointed as Ireland caretaker manager
The FAI look set to delay bringing in a full-time manager until qualification for Euro 2016 begins.
FAI to bid for Euro 2020 games
Germany reckon they deserve the 2024 one, meanwhile.
# Memories
Euro ’88 revisited: behind the scenes at Ireland’s major tournament debut
Miguel Delaney talks to the players, the fans and other figures involved to provide the ultimate oral history of the tournament.
# retro
Remember Sensible Soccer? Here’s how some of Ireland’s most famous goals would look
Add one part football geekdom and one part happy memories, and this is what you get.
Trap likely to show his hand against Poland — Houghton
Giovanni Trapattoni will have one eye on next month’s qualification double-header when he names his team for next week’s friendly, Ray Houghton says.
# Talking Tactics
Houghton: 'Neville's no revolutionary -- RTÉ has done great analysis for years'
Neville is becoming one of football’s favourite pundits but Ray Houghton says he’s playing catch up with Dunphy and co.
# inanimate carbon rod
Camouflage cars and denim jackets? It's the sporting year in 5 objects
Suits you sir. Suits you.
# Memories
'The first match I watched on television was...'
From straining the eyes to see Football Italia on black and white TVs to asking our elders why that Eamon Dunphy man was so angry.
# Mo Bros
Movember power rankings: this year's best sporting mos, #10-#1
As we bid farewell to facial hair for another 11 mo-free months, we count down the sport stars who really impressed us this Movember.
# dastardly
Gentleman thief strikes again: Houghton going strong as a Mo Bro
The former Liverpool and Ireland midfielder is doing his utmost to overtake Padraig Harrington in our Movember power rankings.
# Mo Bros
Movember power rankings: the top 10 sporting mos, week 3
Who’s up and who’s down? The race to be crowned sport’s Movember champion heated up this week with a surprising new entry.
# Ray's mo
'Gentleman Thief' -- Ireland freaks out at Ray Houghton's moustache
Ireland’s World Cup hero looked like he was going to ‘tie a damsel to some railway tracks’.
# old old wooden ship
WARNING: These things are likely to make you feel old
Eminem is 40 day. That made us feel old. Also, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is 35.
# Movember
Bonner, Houghton and Cascarino all join the Movember cause
The Irish soccer legends are just some of the sports personalities preparing to take on the Magnum PI look.
# there goes my hero
Tributes from football legends, teammates and Green Army flood in for retiring Given
Sean St Ledger was gutted to hear of the Donegal man’s retirement and called him ‘an unbelievable goalkeeper’.
# Click
The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup
Photographer Billy Stickland has followed the brightest and best in the world of sport for the past four decades and has some great stories to tell.
Republic of Ireland v Italy, World Cup, 18 June 1994
We’re back in the Delorean and off to Giants Stadium for a grudge match – it’s the Republic of Ireland v Italy at USA ’94.