Sunday 23 April 2017

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

John Meagher

John Meagher

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

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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