A bit of sun and some sporting victories and we're all smiling
It seems there is nothing like sport and good weather to lift the gloom of the nation, and we got both in spades over the weekend. As the country basked in glorious sunshine various sporting stars added even more joy to our souls after a quite incredible couple of days.
With the Lions winning an epic series in Sydney on Saturday lunchtime, Dan Martin winning a stage in the Tour de France and Dublin's hurlers getting their first Leinster championship in 52 years, it was hard to know where to look.
Then there was Graeme McDowell winning the French Open, Katie Taylor and her teammates bringing home 15 medals at the EU Women's Championships and any of the other great hurling and football championship matches on show, it really was a considerable couple of days for Irish sporting achievement.