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  • 22-12-2015 12:20am
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


    As the title suggests please pop a few sports related pics in here.

    No particular alphabetical order or connection to previous pic rules other than the normal keep it clean! You might put a comment in as to why you're selecting the pic - maybe you were at the event or maybe it's something that happened in sport today etc etc

    I'll start things off with my favourite ever player

    Kenny Dalglish

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


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    Hurling - what an amazing game it is!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,466 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    The Ur beast
    and the days before health & safety.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    Michael Jordan, greatest sportsman I ever saw...

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,795 ✭✭✭ Red Kev


    I was behind the goals about 20m to the right when this picture was taken. Always loved Zidane. Cherry on the cake when he scored twice in this match.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,523 ✭✭✭ Paz-CCFC


    Denis Behan celebrates scoring a penalty for City under a double rainbow in Dalymount Park.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,466 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    Bringing it local ....

    A class act, both on and off the pitch.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,000 ✭✭✭✭ osarusan


    One of the images of the 20th century.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,000 ✭✭✭✭ osarusan


    John Stephen Akwari, who ran the marathon in the Mexico 68 olympics and kept going despite dislocating his knee just before the half-way point, finishing more than an hour behing the winner.

    "My country didn't send me 5000 miles to start the race, my country sent me 5000 miles to finish it."

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,000 ✭✭✭✭ osarusan


    Nagano Olympics: event winner Bjorn Daehle, one of the most successful and celebrated winter Olympians of all time, waits at the finish line to congratulate Philip Boit, who was finishing last. Boit was Kenya's first every entry to a winter Olympic event. Daehle insisted that the medal ceremony be put back until Boit had finished.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,210 ✭✭✭ dexter647


    Istanbul 2005...The mother of all comebacks and one of the greatest nights of my life as a Liverpool fan:)
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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭ Son Of A Vidic


    On his way to winning gold at the 1983 World Championships. 150 meters out and Coughlin knew he had the title in the bag.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭ Son Of A Vidic


    The great Jesse Owens shat all over Aryan supremacists during the 1936 Olympics in Germany. He refused to give the Nazi salute and went onto win 4 gold, seriously píssing off a certain Mr. Hitler.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,959 ✭✭✭✭ Nalani Miniature Windbreak


    The great Jesse Owens shat all over Aryan supremacists during the 1936 Olympics in Germany. He refused to give the Nazi salute and went onto win 4 gold, seriously píssing off a certain Mr. Hitler.


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    And also one of the last photos of Jigoro Kano, the man who developed Judo from traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu. He's the small oriental man in the middle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Michael Schumacher -1991 Belgian Grand Prix.

    He took part in his first Grand Prix driving for the Jordan team. It was also the first time he raced at Spa-Francorchamps, so he went around the circuit on a bicycle to get familiar with the track layout.

    On Saturday, he qualified 7th which was sensational. Unfortunately he retired on the first lap of the race.

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    In the following year and at the same circuit driving for Benetton, he won the race and it was his first win in F1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭ TrailerBob


    'That' line out... 2007 Croke Park.. A day that transcended sport, end entered the history books in so many ways. A true privilege to have witnessed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


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    1982, my first visit to Landsdowne Road for a 3-3 thriller with Spain in a Euro 84 qualifier. Ashley Grimes scored the first then Frank Stapleton got 2.

    Our team was - Seamus McDonagh (Bolton Wanderers), John Devine (Arsenal), Mick Martin (Newcastle Utd), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool), Chris Hughton (Tottenham Hotspur), Tony Grealish (Brighton) capt, Liam Brady (Sampdoria), Ashley Grimes (Manchester United), Kevin O’Callaghan (Ipswich Town), Frank Stapleton (Manchester United), Michael Robinson (Brighton)
    Sub: Mickey Walsh (FC Porto) for Grealish 60 mins


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,466 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    One of the greatest ever duels on a race track in F1.

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    What these two guys did in a battle, not for the lead, but for second place in the French F1 Grand Prix at Dijon in July 1st 1979 is in IMHO one of the greatest and fairest pieces of F1 driving one will ever see.

    Renault's Rene Arnoux's teammate Jean-Pierre Jabouille won, but this was where the real action was.
    It was the first win for Renault in F1 and it was first victory for a turbocharged car.
    The Renault was head and shoulders over the Ferrari which Villeneuve described to Enzo as a shi*box.

    The late great Gilles Villeneuve was one of the best to never win the World title and one of Enzo's most beloved ever drivers.

    This was when racing really was racing and wasn't down to pitstops, etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭ one man clappin


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    Ray Houghton's goal v Italy in the world cup in 1994.
    It was my first ever holiday so decided to treat myself and go to the World Cup. There was some atmosphere in the stadium and when the goal was scored the place went mental. Can't remember too much of the night though :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


    Red Rum, ridden by Tommy Stack, wins the Grand National in 1977

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


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    Fair play to anyone who did a mile for Goal anywhere in Ireland today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭ pinksoir


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    Everyone knows Carlos and Smith in one of the most iconic images in sport. But the white dude is Australian Peter Norman who was ostracised and essentially forced out of competitive sports for standing in solidarity with those two dudes (by wearing the OPHR badge). Norman knew what Carlos and Smith intended and told them he would stand with them -- he even suggested they share a single pair of gloves as Carlos had left his pair in the changing room, hence the athletes holding up different arms. The Australian government never apologised for, in many ways, ruining Norman's life for standing with the two. They finally issued an apology in 2012, 6 years after Norman's death. At his funeral, both Carlos and Smith were pallbearers.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


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    Rugby was never the same again.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,795 ✭✭✭ Red Kev


    pinksoir wrote: »
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    Everyone knows Carlos and Smith in one of the most iconic images in sport. But the white dude is Australian Peter Norman who was ostracised and essentially forced out of competitive sports for standing in solidarity with those two dudes (by wearing the OPHR badge). Norman knew what Carlos and Smith intended and told them he would stand with them -- he even suggested they share a single pair of gloves as Carlos had left his pair in the changing room, hence the athletes holding up different arms. The Australian government never apologised for, in many ways, ruining Norman's life for standing with the two. They finally issued an apology in 2012, 6 years after Norman's death. At his funeral, both Carlos and Smith were pallbearers.



    Cheers for that, I remember Smith and Carlos carrying the coffin but never knew the full story behind it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,964 ✭✭✭✭ Omackeral


    This is always the lasting image for me of a dark day from the Landsdowne Road riot in 1995 when Ireland went 1-0 up against England.


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    Other images


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  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ rmchmufc


    The climax to a historic and unprecedented season for Man Utd.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ Mugser


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    The moment in 1982 that all hearts in Kerry were broken.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭ Wichita Lineman


    Italia '90, Packie Bonner's save and Dave O'Leary after he scored the decisive penalty in the shootout v Romania.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,466 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    pinksoir's picture reminds me that the story about Peter Norman IMHO is one that should be turned into a movie.

    These pics below remind me of some of the few times in the Olympics that Baron Pierre de Coubertin phrase "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well" actually held true.

    I rather remember these guys in preference to the drugged up nike sponsored prima donas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭ Oblomov


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭ Oblomov


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