Wondering what I might write about today I clicked on the Irish Times, hoping to find an upbeat story somewhere.
There’s a picture of the Glorious Leader on the Irish Times website. Walking in front of a tram, head down, hands stuffed in his pockets, shoulders slouched.
Even his body language is getting the country down.
Further down the page, a headline caught my eye. Under ‘Popular Stories’, the first link is to ‘Ambition and belief, it’s all back.’
Probably yet another article about that speech, I thought, but I clicked anyway.
Instead, the link led to an article about the Ireland France game.
In summary, while the match promises a good run in the Six Nations over the next month, it’s a case of A Lot Done, More To Do.
Meanwhile, the soccer internationals are readying themselves for Wednesday’s game against Georgia.
Somehow, I can’t work up the same enthusiasm.
The Irish team may win or lose, but I can’t shake the feeling that either way, they will do so without passion.
Because what mattered wasn’t that Ireland won on Saturday, but how they won.