Eamon Dunphy gets a kicking, while we all get a reality check
The boot boy from Fine Gael took the legs from under poor old Eamo in a series of well-timed tackles.
And Eamon Dunphy, who is usually able to take care of himself when it comes to mixing it in sport or politics, looked shocked by the ferocity of the repeated attacks.
There he was on the Claire Byrne programme, for what we thought would be another fairly ritual joust-about on austerity and kindred topics. But Simon Harris was determined to go in heavy and hard from the get-go.