In brief: Make-believe. . . Testing. . . Spring. . . Comical
IT MAY have been pleasant for the three Northern Ireland players to hear their national anthem at Twickenham on Saturday, even if it was played for the other team. Sadly, the other 19 Irish players had to be content with a make-believe anthem masquerading as the real thing.
- SURELY those whose national allegiance is to Ireland may express it with Amhran na bhFiann, without others taking offence, and those whose allegiance is to an Irish rugby team may sing 'I-R-F-U' to the tune of the old Village People hit 'Y-M-C-A".