Mick McCarthy is back in charge of the Republic of Ireland, the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers are kicking-off and a chance to play on the biggest of European stages is up for grabs...

To celebrate that, RTÉ Sport are giving you the chance to win a trip for you and a friend to see one of Europe’s finest clubs, Barcelona, in action in their final La Liga game of the season at the Camp Nou on May 12th.

This great prize includes a 2-night, 4 star hotel stay in Barcelona, close to all the major sights along with return flights and tickets to see Barcelona vs. Getafe in the Spanish La Liga.

Plus, so you can make the most of your La Liga adventure, there’s €1,000 spending money too.

For your chance to win this great prize, answer this:

Ireland last played in a World Cup in Korea and Japan under Mick McCarthy in which of these years?




If you know the answer, text the competition line:

text GOAL followed by your answer and name to 57001 (ROI only).

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl VAT).

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Wednesday, March 27th 2019. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here on 27/03/2019.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below.


Text Service Provider: EngageHub. Tel: 0818 444 697.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill (issued within 6 months of win).

Winner's guest must also be aged 18 years or older as at outward travel date. Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter.

The individual(s) travelling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Winner and guest must be available to travel on the dates specified by the Promoter, otherwise the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. Travel will be scheduled to take place around the La Liga fixture between FC Barcelona versus Getafe currently scheduled to take place on 12/05/19 (travel is currently scheduled to take place outbound on 11/05/19, returning 13/05/19). All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability. No changes will be permitted once hotels/tickets are booked and issued. Holiday must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter.

Prize for 1 winner includes return flights for 2 from Dublin to Barcelona (airport(s), airline(s) and route(s) as specified by the Promoter), a 2-night, 4-star hotel stay in Barcelona (hotel as specified by the Promoter, based on 2 sharing, room-only, standard room) and 2 standard match tickets to FC Barcelona versus Getafe, Camp Nou on 12/05/19 (standard match tickets, seats as specified by the Promoter, strictly non-transferable and no cash alternative local ticket and stadium T&Cs may apply) and €1,000 spending money.

€1,000 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (issued to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery).

Travel insurance and transfers to/from Dublin Airport and abroad are not included.

Holiday prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any holiday prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the holiday duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. telephone charges, meals, room service, transfers, spa treatments etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.

Any requested or permitted upgrades or changes to the stated holiday prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates agreed and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative holiday and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, EngageHub and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Any personal data relating to competition entrants will be used in accordance with current Irish data protection legislation and best practice. Please see RTÉ Privacy Policy for further details. Data relating to entrants will be retained by RTÉ for a reasonable period after the competition closes to assist RTÉ to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries.

For the purposes of administration of the competition prize, it is a contractual necessity that RTÉ shares the winning entrant(s) personal data with the competition promotional partners.

Where you have provided RTÉ with your personal data you have a right to be given a copy of your personal data subject to certain exceptions. To exercise your rights in respect of your personal data please see RTÉ’s Data Subject Rights Guide

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions apply.