Great great result, credit where due, can never be faulted for heart and character. In contrast Wales completely bottled it, even allowing for the absence of Bale. They couldn’t even do it in their most passionate soccer stadium, very much a loser mentality.
I’ll be honest, I have not wanted to see this Irish team humiliated in Russia and they are pish to watch, some of the limitations down to MON himself. But they are in a play-off now and I look forward to the battle and the contest etc. I’m one of those who will never forget how many long, barren years where our national men’s teams never got to sup at the big table or near it, so these things should always be appreciated.