Defeat? Let's get over it
Sir - I felt for the Irish players who woke up last Wednesday morning after such a comprehensive defeat.
The vitriol, the nastiness, the backlash, the keyboard warriors and the so-called experts who saw it coming. How quickly was the gutsy result in Wales forgotten.
Stephen Ward was singled out for particular ire. Ward has been a committed member of the Irish team for a long time. He made a mistake in a football match, in a high-stakes game with 55,000 people watching him. So what? Footballers make mistakes.