Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
- Rory McIlroy back to his best with an Australian Open win
- Roy Keane settling in nicely with the Republic of Ireland again, for now
- The Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill show begins!
- Let’s give Roy Keane a clean slate in new Irish soccer role
- Irish government to honor former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
You know you are getting old when the kids in the back of the car start referring to the rock icons of your youth as dinosaurs, particularly when the dinosaurs in question weren’t heard of before you hit 20.
Now to me, musical dinosaurs are the likes of the Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney, men who had number one hits before I was even born way back when in 1964.
Welcome back! Missed you guys and hope you missed me.
It’s been a busy few weeks while you’ve been away, so busy that here’s 20 snapshots of what happened in the wonderful world of Irish sport over the last couple of weeks.
The Aviva Stadium opened
We’ve had the young rugby players from all four provinces through the Aviva Stadium doors since we last met, plus the footballers of Manchester United, Argentina, Ireland and the best players in the Airtricity League. Well over 100,000 people have now seen the new Lansdowne Road in full working order, and it is quite a sight to behold. There are still a few teething problems, but rugby and soccer now have a home fit for kings.