On This Day in Irish Football – 28th May 28th May 1955: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat to West Germany in the Volkspark Hamburg. Erwin Waldner put Germany ahead in the 13th minute before Karl Mai extended the lead in the 63rd minute.
On This Day in Irish Football – 28th May
28th May 1955: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat to West Germany in the Volkspark Hamburg. Erwin Waldner put Germany ahead in the 13th minute before Karl Mai extended the lead in the 63rd minute. Sean Fallon scored in response for Ireland in the 67th minute and it would be his final appearance in an Ireland shirt. Fallon would go on to be Jock Stein's assistant manager at Celtic, lifting the European Cup in 1967 amongst countless other successes.
28th May 1987: The Republic of Ireland secured a 2-0 win over Luxembourg at the Municipal Stadium in Luxembourg City. An important victory on their way to qualification for the 1988 European Championships, Tony Galvin (44) opened the scoring and Ronnie Whelan (64) added the second.
28th May 1989: The Republic of Ireland secured an important win over Malta as part of their 1990 World Cup qualification campaign. With 48,928 in attendance at Lansdowne Road, Ireland eased to victory as Ray Houghton (32) scored to put Ireland ahead before Kevin Moran (54) added a second after the break.
28th May 2010: The Republic of Ireland sealed a 3-0 win over Algeria at the RDS, Dublin in an international friendly. Robbie Keane scored an impressive brace (51, 86 pen) after Paul Green opened the scoring (31), Green's only international goal as Greg Cunningham made his Ireland debut.
28th May 2018: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 2-0 defeat to France in Paris. Derrick Williams of Blackburn Rovers and Shamrock Rovers' Graham Burke made their debut for Ireland before an attendance of 70,000 at the Stade de France. Oliver Giroud (40) and Nabil Fekir (43) scored a quick-fire double just before the break to seal the win.