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Trap's the new Charlton for oh-so grumpy Dunphy

Published 03/04/2009 | 00:00

Say what you will about Eamon Dunphy, but he can never be accused of capturing the mood of the nation.

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After battling valiantly to force a draw against world champions Italy in their own backyard -- and nearly snatching all three points at the death -- there was a sense of jubilation and pride among the green-clad hordes at Bari's San Nicola stadium which surely matched that of the million-odd viewers back home.

But, true to form, once the action had moved on to the RTE studio, Eamon Dunphy was far from happy. In fact, Gary Cooke -- the actor who parodies Dunphy in Apres Match -- may have to start looking for new work: Eamon is doing an even better job caricaturing himself.

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