Vincent Hogan: Nation laments lack of sparkle
Heaslip admits Irish artistry got lost in the dogfight
Published 08/02/2010 | 05:00
Even from the top-most rim of Croke Park, you could hear the grumbles begin to creak and groan, like early-morning rolling stock.
The nation was disappointed. Where had all the art gone? The escapism? What we all imagined to be a portrait of Dorian Gray in the attic turned out to be little more than a crayoned likeness of Widow Twankey. And now Paris loomed.