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#Ray Houghton

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'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.

# ray-houghton - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'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.

# ray-houghton - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 7 December, 2017

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.

# ray-houghton - Friday 17 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94 Debate This post contains videos

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.

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 things that were true the last time Ireland beat Italy 1994

16 things that were true the last time Ireland beat Italy

Prepare to feel ancient.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Quiz: How well do you remember Euro 88?

Ireland’s first major tournament was unforgettable in many ways.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

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.

# ray-houghton - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'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.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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.

# ray-houghton - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 reasons things were easier in the eighties Smash Hits

13 reasons things were easier in the eighties

I got love for you if you were born in the…

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994 The Jersey Boys This post contains videos

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.

# ray-houghton - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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.

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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!

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Ipswich: No contact from FAI about Mick McCarthy

Ray Houghton and Ruud Dokter due to brief FAI on manager search tomorrow.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Monday 23 September, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Saturday 20 July, 2013

FAI to bid for Euro 2020 games

Germany reckon they deserve the 2024 one, meanwhile.

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Remember Sensible Soccer? Here’s how some of Ireland’s most famous goals would look Retro This post contains videos

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.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Monday 28 January, 2013

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.

# ray-houghton - Sunday 30 December, 2012

# ray-houghton - Friday 28 December, 2012

'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.

# ray-houghton - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Movember power rankings: this year's best sporting mos, #10-#1 Mo Bros This post contains images

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.

# ray-houghton - Saturday 24 November, 2012

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.

Movember power rankings: the top 10 sporting mos, week 3 Mo Bros This post contains images

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-houghton - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

'Gentleman Thief' -- Ireland freaks out at Ray Houghton's moustache Ray's Mo This post contains images

'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’.

# ray-houghton - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge WARNING: These things are likely to make you feel old Old Old Wooden Ship This post contains videos

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.

# ray-houghton - Monday 15 October, 2012

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.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

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’.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 14 June, 2012

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.

# ray-houghton - Thursday 7 June, 2012

As it happened: 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.

# ray-houghton - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

As it happened: Ireland v Holland, European Championships, 18 June 1988

Come with us on a journey through space and time as we go minute-by-minute for this crucial Euro ’88 showdown in Gelsenkirchen. Who knows what will happen this time.

# ray-houghton - Sunday 3 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Roche, Swingball, Big Time bars: Ireland in the 1980s (pics) BIG TIME This post contains images

Stephen Roche, Swingball, Big Time bars: Ireland in the 1980s (pics)

From the Enniskillen bombing to the divorce referendum, from Theresa Lowe to Ray Houghton…. images of eighties Ireland.

# ray-houghton - Friday 1 June, 2012

VIDEO: Great Euro moments… with Lego Building Blocks This post contains videos

VIDEO: Great Euro moments… with Lego

Real commentary, not so real Ray Houghton. It’s even better than it sounds.

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