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Cautious, frustrating and illogical - Irish sports fans have been hung out to dry

Roy Curtis


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There are plans for a small number of supporters to attend sporting events in July. Image credit: Sportsfile.

There are plans for a small number of supporters to attend sporting events in July. Image credit: Sportsfile.

There are plans for a small number of supporters to attend sporting events in July. Image credit: Sportsfile.

AS he uncovered long overgrown pathways back to glory, Rory McIlroy landed on an eternal sporting truth.

When we came back from the pandemic, I thought I’d enjoy the peace and quiet a little bit. I soon realised that to bring the best out of myself, I need this.”

He was pointing to the impenetrable fortifications of humanity encircling Quail Hollow’s 18th green on Sunday, an animated wall of sound thunderously acclaiming McIlroy’s rediscovery, after 553 days of a half-forgotten past.


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