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.

The Republic of Ireland faced England in the first match of the EURO 1988 finals in Stuttgart, Germany. Under the management of Jack Charlton, Ray Houghton scores for Ireland bringing victory.

This clip covers the start of the game when Ireland scores a goal. It captures Noel King laughing in sheer delight and the tension of the closing moments as England presses for an equaliser before the final whistle brings joyous relief.