Tuesday 22 August 2017

Game on

•The cat is truly among the pigeons now! The new ante-post favourite is Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet and Michael Collins rolled into one.

How the Fine Gael dovecote must be a-flutter, having jettisoned the sure-fire winner and selected a "nag" that opened up the race. Now, as we are having a Belshazzar's Feast, let's have Dana, Christy Moore, "Lauraus" and, for good measure, why not someone to play the ghost of CJH? I still fancy Michael D -- provided he doesn't say too much!

But in the words of the famous John D Hickey: "all gaeldom is agog" and the pundits, delirious with speculation. It's going to be, to quote Jimmy Durante, "a catastrascope".

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