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Republic of Ireland Senior Football Team Results 1970 to 1979

The 1970's heralded the TV soccer era. Rather than just reading or hearing about soccer results for the first time most people in Ireland were able to tune in and watch live football matches from a major championship finals i.e. the 1970 Mexico World Cup.

Added to this were the weekly English soccer highlights programs such as the BBC's Match of the Day and ITV's Big Match that became regular viewing for Irish soccer fans in multi-channel areas.

John Giles Appointed Irish Football Manager

During this decade a new wave of very good Irish players emerged and prospered in the old English First Division. Soccer stars such as Liam Brady, Frank Stapleton, David O'Leary, Mark Lawrenson (qualified under the Granny Rule), and Don Givens all came to prominence in this decade.

It was also the decade that saw the appointment of Johnny Giles as player / manager of the senior Irish soccer team. John Giles was the first of a new breed of Irish soccer managers that brought a new sense of professionalism to the national soccer scene.

During the 1970's the Republic of Ireland became more competitive and registered some impressive results but unfortunately for that generation of Irish soccer players they did not manage to make the breakthrough to qualification for a major football championship final.

 

Republic of Ireland Match Results 1970 to 1979 (inclusive)

Home Team
Result
Away Team Date & Venue Competition
Poland
2:1 (2:0)
Ireland 06/05/1970 Poznan Friendly Match
Germany FR
2:1 (1:0)
Ireland 09/05/1970 Berlin West Friendly Match
Ireland
0:2 (0:2)
Poland 23/09/1970 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
1:1 (1:0)
Sweden 14/10/1970 Dublin European Qualifier
Sweden
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 28/10/1970 Solna European Qualifier
Italy
3:0 (2:0)
Ireland 08/12/1970 Florence European Qualifier
Ireland
1:2 (1:1)
Italy 10/05/1971 Dublin European Qualifier
Ireland
1:4 (0:3)
Austria 30/05/1971 Dublin European Qualifier
Austria
6:0 (3:0)
Ireland 10/10/1971 Linz Friendly Match
Ireland
2:1
Iran 11/06/1972 Recife Friendly Match
Ireland
3:2
Ecuador 18/06/1972 Natal Friendly Match
Ireland
1:2
Chile 21/06/1972 Recife Friendly Match
Portugal
2:1
Ireland 25/06/1972 Recif Friendly Match
Ireland
1:2 (0:0)
Soviet Union 18/10/1972 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
2:1 (1:0)
France 15/11/1972 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
Soviet Union
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 13/05/1973 Moscow World Cup Qualifier
Poland
2:0 (1:0)
Ireland 16/05/1973 Wroclaw Friendly Match
France
1:1 (0:0)
Ireland 19/05/1973 Paris World Cup Qualifier
Norway
1:1
Ireland 06/06/1973 Oslo Friendly Match
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
Poland 21/10/1973 Dublin Friendly Match
Brazil
2:1
Ireland 05/05/1974 Rio De Janeiro Friendly Match
Uruguay
2:0
Ireland 08/05/1974 Montevideo Friendly Match
Chile
1:2
Ireland 12/05/1974 Santiago Friendly Match
Ireland
3:0 (2:0)
Soviet Union 30/10/1974 Dublin European Qualifier
Turkey
1:1 (0:0)
Ireland 20/11/1974 Izmir European Qualifier
Ireland
2:1 (2:0)
Switzerland 10/05/1975 Dublin European Qualifier
Soviet Union
2:1 (2:0)
Ireland 18/05/1975 Kiev European Qualifier
Switzerland
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 21/05/1975 Berne European Qualifier
Ireland
4:0 (3:0)
Turkey 29/10/1975 Dublin European Qualifier
Ireland
3:0
Norway 24/03/1976 Dublin Friendly Match
Poland
0:2 (0:2)
Ireland 26/05/1976 Poznan Friendly Match
England
1:1 (1:0)
Ireland 08/09/1976 London Friendly Match
Turkey
3:3
Ireland 13/10/1976 Ankara Friendly Match
France
2:0 (0:0)
Ireland 17/11/1976 Paris World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:1
Spain 09/02/1977 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
France 30/03/1977 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:0
Poland 24/04/1977 Dublin Friendly Match
Bulgaria
2:1 (1:0)
Ireland 01/06/1977 Sofia World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:0
Bulgaria 12/10/1977 Dublin World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
4:2
Turkey 05/04/1978 Dublin Friendly Match
Poland
3:0 (0:0)
Ireland 12/04/1978 Lodz Friendly Match
Norway
0:0
Ireland 21/05/1978 Oslo Friendly Match
Denmark
3:3 (1:2)
Ireland 24/05/1978 Copenhagen European Qualifier
Ireland
0:0
Northern Ireland 20/09/1978 Dublin European Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (1:1)
England 25/10/1978 Dublin European Qualifier
Ireland
2:0 (1:0)
Denmark 02/05/1979 Dublin European Qualifier
Bulgaria
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 19/05/1979 Sofia European Qualifier
Ireland
1:3 (1:1)
Germany FR 22/05/1979 Dublin Friendly Match
Wales
2:1
Ireland 11/09/1979 Swansea Friendly Match
Czechoslovakia
4:1 (2:0)
Ireland 26/09/1979 Prague Friendly Match
Ireland
3:0 (1:0)
Bulgaria 17/10/1979 Dublin European Qualifier
Ireland
3:2 (0:1)
USA 29/10/1979 Dublin Friendly Match
Northern Ireland
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 21/11/1979 Belfast European Qualifier

Scores in parentheses are half-time scores

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