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Watch: FAI Release Unseen Footage Of Wes Hoolahan’s Cracker Vs Sweden

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On Thursday morning, Irish fans were rocked by the news that Wes Hoolahan had decided to hang up his international boots.

Although Wes Hoolahan will always be remembered as one of the most talented natural footballers to pull on an Irish shirt, in announcing his retirement, fans were left with a feeling of what could have been.

Despite his obvious talent, Hoolahan was repeatedly overlooked by several Irish international managers and, even since making his breakthrough, there has been an overwhelming sense of frustration with the lack of game-time that the playmaker was afforded.

However, rather than dwell on the what ifs and what could have been, many have taken Hoolahan’s announcement as an opportunity to hail his most glorious moments with the ‘boys in green’ with perhaps one moment standing out above the rest.

Smashing home the first goal of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign at the Stade de France, Hoolahan etched a tournament memory that will not be forgotten lightly by the Green Army and, to ‘hail the great man’, the FAI have now released some unseen footage of the cracking finish.

For the record, we still think this was better…

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