Football: The XI

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The Independent Online
An Irish joke: 11 members of Jack Charlton's latest Republic of Ireland squad who were born over here but have ancestors over there:

John Aldridge (born in Liverpool)

John Byrne (Manchester)

David Kelly (Birmingham)

Mick McCarthy (Barnsley)

Alan McLoughlin (Manchester)

Andy Townsend (Maidstone)

Alan Kernaghan (Otley)

Kevin Sheedy (Builth Wells)

Eddie McGoldrick (London)

Bernie Slaven (Paisley)

Ray Houghton (Glasgow)