Sad to hear of the death of former Republic of Ireland captain Tony Grealish yesterday. Born in London to Irish parents Tony Grealish played for Ireland 45 times and was a favourite among Irish fans in the days before qualification for any of the major soccer tournaments.

Listen here to Tony Grealish speaking to Des Cahill on Sports Week in 2001. He recalls his football career and playing Gaelic football and hurling as a young man in London.

The image accompanying this clip shows Tony Grealish, photographed for RTÉ Television's 'Let's Go' on the pitch at Wembley Stadium, London, on 7 February 1980.

The photographer was Tom Holton.