Top 10 Irish sporting moments of 2009
8. Roy Keane’s Rants
He started the year as Sunderland manager in the Premier League and ended it in charge of Ipswich Town in the Championship, and in between had some wonderful rants at his old mates in the FAI when much of what he said was true and accurate!
9. Sea the Stars
The Horse of the Year is now out to stud and jockey Mick Kinane has retired on a high, but what a year for this supreme animal and trainer John Oxx as they won six Grade A races on the flat, including a brilliant Arc-Derby-Guineas treble.
10. John O’Shea’s Premier League Medal
Manchester United’s current woes haven’t been helped by the injury O’Shea picked up in Paris at the end of what was his most consistent and impressive season yet with the Premier League champions.