1987 European Cup Winners v Ajax Amsterdam

The tale of this suit was exactly how Dundalk handled to consist of an Ajax group, consisting of no less than 11 internationals, to simply 3 chance ats objective for 65 mins up until an extremely unluck deflection damaged Dundalk’s spirit as well as offered Ajax the lead. This opened up the floodgates as well as Ajax took place to win 4-0.

Beforehand Alan O’Neill rejected Van TSchip and also Johnny Bosman struck the message however Joey Malone, John Cleary and also Harry McCue were maintaining the Ajax assault away. Bosman evaluated O’Neill once again in the min prior to the break. Ajax were mocked off the pitch at half time. Ajax were a lot enhanced after the break. This resulted from 2 factors: the intro of Frank Stapleton as well as Frank Rijkaard’s excellent efficiency. Still the Dundalk support held up regardless of Stapleton capturing wide on 2 events. After that, on 65 mins, came catastrophe for Dundalk. Rijkaard struck an effective drive from 25 lawns that took an evil deflection off a Dundalk protector as well as went down under bench providing O’Neill no chance. To Dundalk’s credit history they really did not fold hereafter objective and also it took a remarkable 25 lawns strike by Danny Callous damage them once more. Replacement Aaron Winter season racked up in the 81st min prior to Rijkaard established Stapleton for the 4th on 87 mins.

In the 2nd leg, Dundalk were removed 6-0 on accumulation after an enjoyable suit in Oriel Park before a frustrating group of 4500. The emphasize of the video game was the efficiency of Dundalk goalkeeper Alan O’Neill that, compared to ever before then efficiency, was the man that a great deal of individuals intended to see chosen as Packie Bonner’s understudy in the nationwide side. O’Neill’s heroics began in the 7th min. Gino Lawless was considered to have actually stumbled Rob Witscge as well as the umpire indicated the place togel online. It looked a clear dive however Dundalk’s followers temper counted on happiness after O’Neill thought properly to conserve Spelbos’ fine. That save raised Dundalk and also they had fun with a lot more calmness. When Ajax did appear O’Neill amounted to the obstacle. O’Neill’s best conserve was a 20 backyard shot from Bosman that he wonderfully toppled bench. Larry Wyse had an unusual Dundalk possibility when he fired from range however Menzo conserved conveniently.

In the Second fifty percent Dundalk started developing even more possibilities. On 51 mins Joey Malone sent out Dessie Gorman through an excellent pass. With just Menzo to defeat Gorman disappointingly fired large. O’Neill after that rejected Witschge with one more excellent conserve. Dundalk were holding their very own in midfield and also on the hr Paul Newe sent out over a wonderful cross that got to Gorman unmarked however he goinged large. Dundalk looked well with the ability of claiming a 0-0 draw a minimum of up until an awful item of misery in the 72nd min. Paul Newe had actually returned to assist the under pressure Dundalk support as well as, under no stress whatsoever, tried to pass back to O’Neill. Newe did not observe that O’Neill had actually progressed off his line and also his passback was too expensive as well as regardless of a brokenhearted dive from O’Neill it wound up in the rear of the web. Ajax included an additional on 87 mins when O’Neill made a wonderful save from Scholten just to see the rebound loss at the feet of Meijer that touched the round right into the vacant web.

The groups that evening were: Dundalk: O’Neill, Lawless, Shelly, Murray, McCue, Malone, Wyse, Kehoe, Cleary, Gorman, Newe Subs: Eviston for Gorman Ajax: Menzo, Blind, Spelbos, Sholten, Winter season, Bosman, Van’t Schip, Wounters, Stapleton, Muhren, Witschge. Subs: Meijer for Stapleton, J Witschge for Bosman


Harry McCue

It was a terrific celebration. We maintained them scoreless for 65 mins prior to they obtained an objective from a deflection. I was noting Frank Stapleton that evening.

John Cleary

We had really high requirements under Turlough. We had a suit in Galway on the Sunday and also we were flying to Amsterdam the adhering to day. The suit in Galway was played in a rainstorm. We were 1-0 when Gino Lawless offered me a self-destruction pass. I attempted to pass it on yet it obtained stuck in the mud. Thankfully the demonstrator that won the sphere missed out on however Turlough went beserk at me in the clothing area. We had a large row. Also on the train back to Dublin the row proceeded. The boys maintained me to relax or I would not most likely to Amsterdam. I simply claimed that’s great if that’s the method it is. I was the very first individual to show up at the airport terminal and also that was the following? Turlie! He simply stalked me as well as I believed he was mosting likely to inform me I had not been taking a trip. Rather he held up his hand as well as stated “I was out of line” as well as apologised. I have just the best regard for Turlie as a guy or supervisor.

Larry Wyse

Ajax were an unbelievable group. In both games they were outstanding. We might hardly obtain a kick of the round they kept possession so well. I bear in mind the previous Guy United gamer Arnold Muhren playing that evening. He was terrific and also at the end of the video game there had not been a grain of sweat on his temple! Those games were a terrific experience. We believed we excelled players yet it was a various degree as well as we simply chased after darkness. It was not great to be defeated though!

Paul Newe

It was horrible. I had twenty friends and family enjoying from the stand. I keep in mind that we had an edge yet Ajax won property as well as began a counter-attack. I had actually simply obtained an earful for not tracking back so I ran the size of the pitch in order to help out. I assumed I was wonderful returning to safeguard! I won belongings and also, obviously in those days you could pass the round back, attempted to chip the round back to Alan yet wound up breaking it right into the leading edge. Nevertheless, in spite of that minute it was an amazing experience to bet Ajax.