• My son Johnathan and I attended the Euro2012 Championships in Poland and Ukraine. We spent the guts of €5,000 on the trip which I think entitles me to have a small say on the performance of the team.
However, calling them a team would be stretching the meaning of the word. They performed abysmally, were coached abysmally and put in three of the worst displays I've ever seen from an Irish team abroad.
It was embarrassing. A team of juniors would've been better prepared and played with more pride and passion.