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Brady rewarded for brave decision

I'M delighted to see Hull City back in the Premier League and with them, four Irish lads. We can't have enough players in the top flight.

The season's ups and downs are almost complete now and standing out like a sore thumb in the middle of it all are Wolves and another, less fortunate, group of Irish players.

I can't begin to understand what has happened at the club but it has clearly damaged Kevin Doyle in a very fundamental way. He cannot get out of Molineux fast enough and he should put thoughts of loyalty to one side.

Wolves has almost broken him and I'm certain that with a new shirt on his back, he will score goals again.

Paul McShane made his way back to the Premier League the hard way and all the Irish lads at Hull have taken a step back in the hope that hard work and good form would pay off.

David Meyler and Robbie Brady both dropped down a division and Stephen Quinn soldiered for a long time with Sheffield United before what now turns out to be an inspired move to Hull.

I'm particularly happy that Brady will be playing his football in the Premier League against better players than he has had to face in his career so far.

It took courage to walk away from Old Trafford and many that have done it before faded into the background pretty quickly.

It must have been personally very disappointing for him to do it and it's great that he has a huge celebration now to underline that it was the right thing to do.