Sinead Kissane: Schmidt's men deserve to be shown the love
Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' was playing on the sound system as Johnny Sexton arrived at training in Carton House on Thursday.
Ireland bagman Paddy 'Rala' O'Reilly might have been onto something here with his interesting (as always) choice of music. But it's unlikely Sexton even noticed the background noise; he seemed to be tuned into another wavelength.
The sentimental Elvis melody didn't help my intention to stay clear of any corny Valentine's Day references today. I swore to myself that just because it's February 14, it wasn't an excuse to descend into some sort of cheap love-in about the Ireland's current standing.