Ian O'Doherty: If only once Ireland could be bad winners rather than good losers
Oh dear. There are other, choicer, phrases which spring to mind. But this is a family newspaper and 'oh dear' is a perfectly adequate replacement for the more industrial language which has been used since the disaster on Saturday.
'Disaster' might seem like a rather hysterical response to finding ourselves going into the last group still playing for something.
But we knew within a couple of minutes of kick-off that the wheels were about to come off, it was just a question of how soon and how badly.