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I am tempted to weigh the latest book by Galwayman Paul Kilgannon, because it is a truly remarkable tome. Its name may be Be The Best You Can In Sport - but it is the second headline that sums it up. “A book for Irish youth.”
Jack Charlton made his England debut in 1965 at the age of 30 and the following year he won the World Cup with England at Wembley.
I wonder can the readers remember Japan, and all the disappointment and angst everyone suffered during those matches?? It seems like a bad dream now.
It was ultimately a disappointing international break for Irish fans as the 1-1 draw with Denmark in Dublin on Monday night was not enough to secure a place at Euro 2020. Mick McCarthy's men will have another shot at qualifying for the continent's football jamboree next summer but that is at the end of March and we have plenty of Premier League action to keep us occupied over the coming months.
So the second international break has concluded and for Mick McCarthy and Ireland fans, it was one to forget. A drab 0-0 draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday was followed up by a meek 2-0 defeat in Geneva to Switzerland on Tuesday night.
So the first international break has concluded and for Mick McCarthy and Ireland fans it was a quietly satisfying one as the Boys in Green maintained top spot in Group D with a hard earned point against Switzerland.
I will begin this column by noting and paying respect to the late US president George Bush who died recently. I have not any particular memories about him but I have always felt that he was a most honourable person, and that seems to be the general opinion now upon his passing. I noted at his funeral home that his faithful dog who he has had for years was keeping watch on the rug outside, and I thought well, the late president must have had very admirable human traits. May he rest in peace.
It is back to the Premier League after European duties and for Irish fans, domestic action is a welcome distraction from the FAI's strange decision to bring back Mick McCarthy to manage of Ireland after parting ways 16 years ago.
Well it’s been a busy week again, but to begin this column this week I’m going to start on a gentler note.
He can be Brian Cody, Joe Brolly, Liam Neeson, or Morgan Freeman, or many others depending on what takes his fancy. Talented Galway man Aidan Tierney has certainly been making waves recently due to his excellent impersonations of famous characters.