Gabriel Egan covered Ireland's first-ever experience of a major final, at the 1988 European Championship, and Ireland's famous win over England in Stuttgart. Since then, he has been the commentator for all of Ireland's international matches right through the Jack Charlton, Mick McCarthy and Brian Kerr eras as Irish teams competed in World Cup Finals at Italia '90 and Japan and Korea 2002. In between, he worked at the Finals of '98 in France.
Gabriel Egan joined Eoin Hand as 2fm commentators for the Irish matches during EURO 2012 and continues to commentate on soccer on both RTÉ TV and radio.
In June 1988, Ireland had qualified for their first major soccer championship final, and faced England in their first game. Gabriel Egan and Noel King were the commentators for RTÉ Radio.
Gabriel Egan is there at the 1990 World Cup to describe the penalty shoot-out between Ireland and Romania.
Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road: shortly after Ireland score, the game has to be abandoned when England fans go on the rampage.