Mick McCarthy 2000-2002: Third time lucky for Mick as Roy Keane inspires.


After two successive qualification heartbreaks, the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers heralded Mick McCarthy’s first successful campaign. The on the field excellence is reminisced as Ireland reached the finals via a famous victory against Holland in Dublin and a tense night in Tehran. The potential seeds of Saipan are also discussed in what was a flawless campaign for Roy Keane on the pitch but a frustrating one off it.

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