Brendan O'Connor: God, sport and the Rose of Tralee
The question facing the nation now is how we are ever going to go back to dull reality again.
How can we get worked up about politics, or the budget, or water charges, or any of the rest of it - now that we have tasted the dizzy highs of the best silly season ever?
As the madness has spiralled, we've become more reckless than a Rio cop with a video camera and an internet connection. We've taken to casting aside daily the things that used to make us what we are.