What a delight! Jack Charlton –  The Irish Years.

For ages, we’ve been wondering why someone didn’t put together a DVD featuring this almost entirely unchronicled period in Irish history.

Apparently, this one contains rare footage of Ray Houghton scoring against England many years ago and Packie Bonner saving a penalty in some important game or other. Rumour has it, there’s even some never-seen-before pictures of an excitable sideline exchange between John Aldridge and a man in a yellow hat. Some say Jack Charlton himself exclusively reveals a liking for fishing.

In the light of this historic release, we’ve had some money-spinning DVD ideas of our own. Look out for these revelatory documentaries at a Chartbusters near you soon.

Pure Mutton
“How I may or may not have once eaten a lamb in the woods” with Gerry Ryan

Terminal Threesome
Shay Healy, Linda Martin and Johnny Logan talk us through all of Ireland’s Eurovision successes.

The Green Shirts
Ireland gave West Germany their first set of gear, you know.

So I Married a dickhead
The shocking untold story of Bryan McFadden’s split from Kerry Katona

Kept Strong in Pies
“How the Commitments put Ireland on the map” with Glen Hansard

Article repurposed direct from October 2005

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