RTÉ viewers pick Paul McGrath as their favourite Republic of Ireland player of the World Cup.

Paul McGrath was presented with a Tipperary Crystal trophy by Paul O'Shaughnessy, marketing director of Bord Gáis, in RTÉ's World Cup studio. Fred Cogley of RTÉ Sport talks about why he thinks television viewers choose Paul McGrath as their Irish player of the tournament.

Accepting the award, Paul McGrath paid tribute to all the other members of the Republic of Ireland soccer squad..

We went out there to enjoy ourselves obviously, and we did that. But I think getting into the quarter finals and playing against Italy in Rome was something special.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 July 1990. The reporter is John Murray.