Saturday September 26, 2020

Upping the Ante: My money would have been on McNamara for the long haul

No one was surprised by Ireland’s football duo getting the boot, but it was a shock to hear that Robbie McNamara, the renowned Limerick horse trainer, was quitting

25th November, 2018
Trainer Robbie McNamara has called it a day Pic: Getty

In the end, there was still something vaguely unsettling about it all. After so long bemoaning the direction we were taking as a football nation under Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane – if, indeed, there was a direction – there were no tears in this corner when the duo were relieved of their posts during the week.

Even allowing for the dearth of talent in our squad, Ireland not only failing to score,...

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