Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
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- Roy Keane settling in nicely with the Republic of Ireland again, for now
- The Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill show begins!
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- Irish government to honor former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
Much has been made of Donegal’s view that defense was the only form of attack in Sunday’s All-Ireland football semifinal against Dublin at Croke Park, an unsuccessful stance as it happened.
A musical opened in Dublin the other night commemorating the life of George Best, Northern Ireland’s greatest footballer, at a time when Irish football is celebrating the feats of a man who followed him in the other green jersey.
Michael O’Neill is now the manager of the Shamrock Rovers side that has just qualified for the group stages of the Europa League, the first Irish team to make it to this level of any European competition.
It’s a big deal by the way. Rovers, whose squad was put together for less than $1 million, could earn close to $3 million in prize money just for getting this far in the new version of the old UEFA Cup.
It’s the coolest thing in the world apparently, at least that’s what my kids told me when the subject came up quite recently and my humble cell phone headed for the bin.
Persuaded to do so by those hardly old enough to know any better, I did invest in the Apple revolution quite recently myself -- not due to the fact that I am only a little less than 30 months away from the half century, more due to necessity.
It’s a popular past-time in Ireland, particularly among a particular section of the media who have an opinion on Robbie that’s more immovable than the Statue of Liberty.
In their eyes, Robbie Keane is what we Irish call a chancer. According to them, he is a player of limited talent and even more limited ambition who has made a fortune out of moving on from one club to another.