In 1994 Jack Charlton, manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, launched his 'American World Cup Diary'.


The book, which he co-wrote with The Irish Times journalist Peter Byrne, was published by Gill and Macmillan.

This is Jack Charlton's own account of Ireland's World Cup story, from Italia 90 to the disappointing European Championship, World Cup qualifying campaign, and the games played at USA 1994. 

Colm Murray reports from the launch where he speaks to the man himself about the book and the game of football.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 October, 1994.

Jack Charlton (1993)
Jack Charlton at World Cup draw (1993)

Jack Charlton and Bill O'Herlihy at World Cup draw (1993)
Jack Charlton and Bill O'Herlihy at World Cup draw (1993)