Pat Rabbitte: A prize goal lifts hearts and raises spirits

Pat Rabbitte: A prize goal lifts hearts and raises spirits
Michael D Higgins and John Delaney celebrate Robbie Brady's goal on Wednesday last Pic: Youtube

Michael D’s exultation in Lille reflects the positive relationship between the nation and sport, but Britain’s own goal on Europe will have negative outcomes for us

Our luck has changed. It’s all down to Michael D. Everything the man touches turns to gold. The President can do no wrong. After the collapse against Belgium, Lille looked like a lost cause. Not with Michael D on hand. It took him five stunned seconds to appreciate the enormity of Robbie Brady’s goal. His celebration was only constrained by the larger figure of John Delaney who partly impeded our view.

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