Friday 20 January 2017

Over the moon

Published 22/09/2011 | 05:00

•I concur with Kevin Myers's article (Irish Independent, September 20) on RTE's coverage of Ireland's momentous Rugby World Cup victory over Australia last Saturday. This triumph ranks with any list of all-time great Irish sporting moments.

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Panellist Frankie Sheahan is to be commended for lauding the valiant forwards and also for taking issue with George Hook's less-than-generous assessment of the squad's heroics.

Even post-match, Hook was still bearing the countenance of one who had simultaneously kissed his mother-in-law and swallowed a wasp.

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