Darragh Maloney looks back at Ireland's dramatic attempt to reach next year's World Cup Finals in South Africa. From the stunning appointment of legendary Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni, through to the heartbreaking and controversial climax in Paris - a match that will be forever remembered with anguish in Irish hearts - Darragh reviews the ups and downs of a campaign where Ireland were asked to overcome both 2006 finalists and the FIFA hierarchy in order to take their place at the big show next Summer, a task that proved just too much in the end. In the event you need cheering up afterwards, RTE2 are then showing Blades of Glory at 9.35pm.