Published 11/02/2012 | 05:00
- It seems to be perpetual 'holy hour' in the Last Chance Saloon for our national rugby team. The craic has been 90 watching the golden generation, but alas the glittering prizes -- despite the wizardry of O'Gara and O'Driscoll -- feature only as lost opportunities.
The players have given their all, some even more, but the results are less than the sum of their parts.
When it comes to analysing why this is the case you need to look back down the tunnel through which they emerge; past the dressing room and up the stairs to the comfortable seats to the men with the shiny buttons who have presided for generations.