The Republic of Ireland beat Romania in a heart stopping penalty shoot out to go through to the World Cup quarter finals.

The Republic of Ireland are one of the last eight teams left in the World Cup in Italy. It took a penalty shoot out to beat Romania.

RTÉ commentator George Hamilton set the scene as David O'Leary steps forward to take Ireland's final penalty kick.

The nation holds its breath.

When David O'Leary's scores the pitch is invaded by the rest of the Republic of Ireland squad.

Speaking to RTÉ News after the match manager Jack Charlton said the team remained calm and put the ball where they wanted to put it.

David O’Leary and Packie Bonner are in celebratory form and are happy that they have given the fans something to celebrate.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 25 June 1990. The reporter is George Hamilton.