John Giles leads the way as Ireland keep World Cup dream alive with a Ray Treacy winner.

A first win in six years at Dalymount Park in Dublin for the Republic of Ireland who beat France 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in front of 30,000. John Giles was the inspiration with a superb display in midfield.

Ray Treacy got on the end of a cross from Eoin Hand to head the ball past the French goalkeeper Georges Carnus goal in the 72nd minute to give Ireland a win.

Ray Treacy's goal came during a spell of Irish pressure just moments after a failed attempt on the French goal by Noel Campbell off a free kick from John Giles.

The opening goal of the game was scored by Terry Conroy in the 27th minute and the French equaliser came from Jean-Michel Larque in the 66th minute.

It's a goal. It's a goal.

Republic of Ireland v France was broadcast on 15 November 1972. The commentator is Phil Greene.