Classic sporting pictures: Eddie O'Hare documented the brilliance of Denis Irwin 

Classic sporting pictures: Eddie O'Hare documented the brilliance of Denis Irwin 
Fans and players show their appreciation for Denis Irwin with children Liam, Lauren and Katy at Old Trafford in  August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Irwin was as reliable as they come, whether at right or left back, excelling in the Champions League and at World Cups, one of the best to hail from Leeside and, indeed, these shores.Denis Irwin with some of his trophies in Manchester. Picture: Eddie O'HareCork men Roy Keane and Denis Irwin catch up with a special Sunday edition of the Examiner at World Cup '94. Picture: Eddie O'Hare.Denis Irwin at home in Togher. Picture: Eddie O'HareIrwin at his exhibition of memorabilia at the museum in Old Trafford in August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin with Alan Kelly and Tony Cascarino shelter from a thunder storm at Orlando during World Cup 1994. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis plays ball with his son Liam, then aged seven, at his home in Manchester. Picture: Eddie O'HareIrwin Ireland's Denis Irwin is tackled by Engand's Lee Sharpe in European qualifier at Wembley 1991. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin with his mother Maura , sisters Yvonne and Colette his wife Jackie and relatives at Old Trafford in August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'Hare Denis with his mother Maura and sister Yvonne and his trophy haul as a youth. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin at Lansdowne Road. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin in action for Manchester United. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin gets a standing ovation at his testimonial dinner at the Rochestown Park Hotel. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Denis Irwin with some of his trophies in Manchester. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Denis Irwin with some of his trophies in Manchester. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Cork men Roy Keane and Denis Irwin catch up with a special Sunday edition of the Examiner at World Cup '94. Picture: Eddie O'Hare.Denis Irwin at home in Togher. Picture: Eddie O'HareIrwin at his exhibition of memorabilia at the museum in Old Trafford in August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin with Alan Kelly and Tony Cascarino shelter from a thunder storm at Orlando during World Cup 1994. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis plays ball with his son Liam, then aged seven, at his home in Manchester. Picture: Eddie O'HareIrwin Ireland's Denis Irwin is tackled by Engand's Lee Sharpe in European qualifier at Wembley 1991. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin with his mother Maura , sisters Yvonne and Colette his wife Jackie and relatives at Old Trafford in August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'Hare Denis with his mother Maura and sister Yvonne and his trophy haul as a youth. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin at Lansdowne Road. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin in action for Manchester United. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Picture: Eddie O'HareDenis Irwin gets a standing ovation at his testimonial dinner at the Rochestown Park Hotel. Picture: Eddie O'Hare Irwin at his exhibition of memorabilia at the museum in Old Trafford in August 2000. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

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