Republic of Ireland v Argentina, 29 May 1979

RefereeRobert B Valentine
CompetitionUNICEF Charity
VenueLansdowne Road

0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland

Manager: Johnny Giles

0 Argentina Argentina

Manager: Cesar Luis Menotti

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gerry Peyton
Defender/Right back Paddy Mulligan
Defender Eamonn Gregg
Defender/Centre back David O'Leary
Midfielder Liam Brady
Midfielder Mick Martin
Midfielder Johnny Giles
Midfielder Tony Grealish
Forward Don Givens
Forward Micky Walsh
Forward Frank Stapleton


Paul McGee for Don Givens 0


Americo Ruben Gallego for Alberto Tarantini 30
Diego Maradona for Jose Daniel Valencia 46

On the bench:

Forward Paul McGee

On the bench:

Midfielder Diego Maradona


This match was not regarded as a 'full' international by the FAI as confirmed by the results and fixture lists on their official web site and in Donal Cullen's book, 'Ireland on the ball'. The team is regarded as a Shamrock Rovers XI.