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

‘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 ...