Lise Hand: A dream start but crowd keeps its lips sealed for Keano
Roy Keane's patience was tested very early. Just before kick-off in the Ireland v Latvia match in the Aviva night, the mournful sounds of 'The Fields of Athenry' wafted through the loudspeakers.
Mindful of the Corkman's rant after we were stuffed by Spain in Poland and the fans sang the ballad after the whistle, that "we aren't here for a sing-song", the crowd wisely didn't join in.
No point annoying Keano too soon.