40 years ago today Athlone Town 0 AC Milan 0

It was 40 years ago today, folks.
Athlone Town V. AC Milan in the UEFA Cup in St Mel’s Park, October 22 1975.
The game that more people in Athlone claim to have seen than any other.
The GPO in Easter 1916 couldn’t hold a candle to it, in terms of those who insist they were there.

Here’s a reminder of what happened on that fateful day, from an RTE special some 16 years ago


And here’s rarely seen footage of the return leg in the San Siro, where the Italians were kept scoreless until the hour mark, before running out 3-0 winners. Fast forward to 1.53 on the video.


And, finally a great summary of the entire occasion


On November 6 next, a gala night marking the anniversary will take place in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on November 6, at 8pm. Tables of ten are available for €500.