Comment: The greatest time to be an Ireland football fan is now

It’s incredible there is still a debate around whether Stephen Kenny should get a new contract

18th November, 2021
Comment: The greatest time to be an Ireland football fan is now
‘At the gloomiest moments, with an array of former players turned pundits willing to scorn his project, Stephen Kenny never deviated from his sense of mission.’ Picture: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

My first thought on Monday was to wonder why I felt such a pronounced sense of happiness. My second was to remember the way Ireland played against Luxembourg the previous night in their final World Cup qualifier. A similar thing happened on the Friday morning after the Portugal game.

Two instances of having to wonder why I’m waking up with a sense of elation in the space of less than a week is unusual. Normally...

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