Outstanding Giles leads the way as Ireland keep World Cup dream alive with Treacy winner.

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

Phil Greene commentates on Ray Treacy's goal, which gave Ireland the winner in the 72nd minute. Treacy back headed an Eoin Hand cross past the French goalkeeper Georges Carnus. 

Treacy's goal came 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 match was scored by Terry Conroy in the 27th minute the French equaliser came from Jean-Michel Larque in the 66th minute.

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