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RTÉ to pay tribute to Jack Charlton by airing documentary The Boys in Green

The former Republic of Ireland manager passed away on Friday


RTÉ will pay tribute to Jack Charlton on Sunday night by re-airing the documentary The Boys in Green – which tells the story of the legendary team that Jack built.

Directed by Ross Whitaker, the two part documentary features contributions from an all-star cast of Irish football heroes.

From 1986 to 1995, the team that Jack built inspired unparalleled scenes of joy in the country and laid the foundation stones for Irish football for future generations.

Blended with unseen, forgotten and rich archive of the period, this is the story of the players who made it all possible, with contributions from those in the middle of the action and those who watched keenly from the stands and the press boxes.

RTÉ decided to air the documentary again this weekend, after Jack sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 85.

Jack is remembered as one of the greatest football managers of all time, after he successfully led the Republic of Ireland team from 1986 – 1995.

He was later awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin, and he was also granted honorary Irish citizenship in 1996.


The Boys in Green will air on Sunday night at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.