Twenty for 2020

Will the upcoming year be more fondly remembered than the 12 months just gone? You’d wonder how it could be any worse, writes Garry Doyle

Andy Farrell is inheriting an Ireland team in need of change. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

For so many Irish sports fans, 2019 will neither be forgotten nor forgiven, especially when the name John Delaney is mentioned. But how will we look back on 2020, a year when the Irish sporting landscape will shift so dramatically with Andy Farrell coming in to replace Joe Schmidt, Stephen Kenny stepping up to take Mick McCarthy’s seat in the dugout and Dessie Farrell taking on the frightening prospect of carrying on Jim Gavin’s legacy ...