Thursday September 24, 2020

Ireland stink at football but that needn’t ruin your Saturday

A succession of people will let you down in life. Then you will die. Both of these things are inevitable. Ireland losing to Denmark this coming Saturday, however, need not guarantee more pain for you. Emmet Ryan has the remedy.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th October, 2018
The Republic of Ireland squad prepare for the game against Denmark. Pic: Getty

During the week a photo from Cardiff last October appeared in my Facebook memories. It was a group selfie with a few mates in Cardiff City Stadium as we celebrated one of the most genuinely enjoyable nights any of us had ever endured as Irish football fans.

A few weeks after that snap was taken I watched in my local, the Blackbird in Rathmines, as Ireland battered out a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen. It was...

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