#OTD in 1958 – Eight players of Manchester United were killed in the Munich air disaster.

The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958 when British European Airways flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters and journalists. The disaster takes the lives […]

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#OTD in 1958 – Eight players of Manchester United were killed in the Munich air disaster.

The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958 when British European Airways flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters and journalists. The disaster takes the lives […]

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#OTD in 1957 – Shamrock Rovers are the first Irish team to play in European soccer competition.

League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers welcomed the Busby Babes to Dublin for the first of a two legs in the preliminary round. The Munich Air Disaster, which ripped the heart out of Manchester United’s star-studded team, was still five months away and Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne, David Pegg and Tommy Taylor all lined out […]

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1958 – Eight players of Manchester United were killed in the Munich air disaster.

The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958 when British European Airways flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters and journalists. The disaster takes the lives […]

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1958 – Eight players of Manchester United were killed in the Munich air disaster, including Billy Whelan from Dublin.

The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958 when British European Airways flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters and journalists. The disaster takes the lives […]

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Today in Irish History – 25 September:

In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast day of Saint Finbarr (c. 550-c. 620). He was Bishop of Cork in the 6th century and patron saint for the city and Diocese of Cork. Possibly born near Bandon, and originally named “Lochan,” he is said to have studied in Co Kilkenny where he was renamed […]

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