It's pretty disingenuous to say it was just that. We were very poor in the 1st half, poor team selection IMO. Ireland dominated the last half hour of the game, had 2 goal line clearances, a goal disallowed and a probable penalty not given. I watched it through half shut eyes however, a very tired buachaill!
EDIT: Sorry, meant to add, they seem to get something out of other games they don't deserve because of team spirit, that Martin O'Neill has managed to do with other teams in the past. Seems to be a good motivator and man manager.