Scenes of jubilation in Dublin and around the country after the Republic of Ireland draw with England.

RTÉ News tried to catch the mood of the nation after Kevin Sheedy's goal gave Ireland a draw against England in the opening game at the 1990 World Cup. The Taoiseach Charles Haughey travelling to a meeting with European leaders congratulated the Irish team on their performance and wished them well for the rest of the tournament.  

In Dublin and around the country the reaction from Irish fans was a raucous mixture of joy and relief.  Cars drove up and down O'Connell Street horns beeping while fans waved flags and danced in the fountain.

A one all draw is as good as a victory!

At a packed bars in Crumlin and Sligo supporters gave their opinions on the game and their thoughts for the rest of the World Cup to RTÉ News.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 12 June 1990. The reporter was Tom Kelly