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1972 European Championship Qualifiers - Appearances Made and Goals Scored

In Group 6 of the 1972 European Championship qualifiers the Irish team was drawn with Italy, Austria and Sweden. This was the first qualification campaign for which there was a Republic of Ireland manager. Prior to that the Irish team had been chosen by a selection committee. Mick Meagan was the first Irish manager. Despite the change in approach Ireland's results on the football did not improve. During a six match qualifier programme Ireland garnered just a single point from a draw with Sweden at Dalymount Park.

Due to the frequent unavailability of English-based players Meagan was forced to use 34 different Irish players in just six matches during the 1972 European Championship qualifiers. Seventeen players featured in just a single match during the campaign.

Irish Player Appearances in Euro 1972 Qualifiers

The following players appeared for the Republic of Ireland during the 1972 European Championship qualification campaign matches.

Tony Byrne
Ray Treacy
Al Finucane
Eamonn Rogers
Paddy Mulligan
Mick Lawlor
John Dempsey
Terry Conroy
Jimmy Conway
Paddy Dunning
Joe Kinnear
Damien Richardson
Tommy Carroll
Frank O'Neill
Turlough O'Connor
Tommy McConville
Mick Leech
John Herrick
Alfie Hale
Mick Gannon
Jimmy Dunne
Jimmy Holmes
Mick Kearin
Noel Campbell

Irish Goal Scorers During Euro 1972 Qualifiers

The following players scored goals for the Republic of Ireland during the 1972 Euro qualification campaign matches.

Goals Scored
Eamonn Rogers
Jimmy Conway
Tommy Carroll

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