Soccer Ireland 4 Austria 0 1953

Ireland play Austria tonight in a Group C World Cup game. The two teams met at Dalymount Park in front of 40,000 on Wednesday 25th March 1953. What Ireland would give for a repeat of the 4 - 0 win on that occasion. Although Ireland scored all four goals in the second half the game was not as one sided as the scoreline suggests with Austria hitting the Irish woodwork four times. The previous year Austria had been beaten 6 - 0 in Vienna.

Listen here as Phil Greene describes Ireland's fourth goal scored by Frank O'Farrell.

The photograph accompanying this clip was taken for use in RTÉ television's 1970 sporting highlights programme.

The photographer was Eve Holmes.

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