Republic of Ireland v Argentina, 29 May 1979

RefereeBob Valentine
CompetitionUNICEF Charity
VenueLansdowne Road, Dublin

0  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Johnny Giles

0  Argentina

Manager: Cesar Luis Menotti

Starting lineup:

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


Paul McGee for Don Givens 0


Americo Gallego for Alberto Tarantini 30
Diego Maradona for José Valencia 46

On the bench:

Forward Paul McGee

On the bench:

Midfielder Americo Gallego
Midfielder/Forward 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.