While much has been written and said about the infamous 1995 clash between Ireland and England that ended in a riot, the November 1990 fixture between the sides also saw some physical confrontations, although these happened away from the stadium. A one-all draw, I’ve always loved this footage which shows the moment Ireland equalised.
The confrontation between rival supporters happened primarily on O’Connell Street, in the hours after the football match. A demonstration in solidarity with republican prisoner Dessie Ellis was underway there, and more than 100 people were arrested following clashes.
Photographer Wally Cassidy was on O’Connell Street, and snapped some of the scenes. We’ve posted some of Wally’s work here before, and his Facebook page is well worth ‘liking’, with plenty of great black and white shots of Dublin in the early 1990s.