Monday 19 February 2018

Brady's magic moment one of the unpredictable glories that football can conjure up

Robbie Brady greets his partner Kerrie Harris after the win against Italy at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, near Lille, France, on Wednesday Photo: Phillippe Huguen/Getty
Robbie Brady greets his partner Kerrie Harris after the win against Italy at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, near Lille, France, on Wednesday Photo: Phillippe Huguen/Getty
James Lawton

James Lawton

There are two dangers in assessing the kind of emotional force provoked by Ireland's latest national heroes, the footballers Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan.

One is not to remember that sport is a triviality.

The other, just as serious, is to forget that it is also a magnificent one.

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