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Last Updated: Monday, 11 September 2006, 11:14 GMT 12:14 UK

Irish impact in the Ryder Cup
Christy O'Connor Snr in 1973
Christy O'Connor, the uncle of Christy O'Connor Jnr, played in 10 consecutive teams from 1955-1973, a record only broken by England's Nick Faldo.

O'Connor Jnr and Eamonn Darcy made their debuts in 1975 when Great Britain & Ireland lost 21-11 but their glory was yet to come.

"America had some really big stars and the motivation was just to try and beat one of those guys," said Darcy.

"But we didn't have the depth in the singles and they used to kill us every time."



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Ryder Cup history: 1975
14 Sep 06 |  Golf

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