Shane Long is hoping the Republic of Ireland can write a new chapter in the nation's footballing history against France on Sunday after already earning their place in Irish folklore.
Robbie Brady rekindled memories of 1994 when he headed the Republic of Ireland into a dramatic 1-0 victory over Italy to book a dream Euro 2016 showdown with hosts France.
A draw against Germany in Paris will almost certainly be enough to get Northern Ireland through to the knock-out stages.
Only victory over Italy - Antonio Conte's men are yet to concede and have already clinched top spot in Group E with a game to spare - will give the Republic a chance of making the last 16
Shane Lowry is convinced he has what it takes to win a major championship despite suffering the bitter disappointment of squandering a four-shot lead in the US Open.
The Republic of Ireland's hopes of progressing to the knock-out stage of Euro 2016 suffered a hammer blow on Saturday when they were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in Bordeaux.