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England’s greatest Irishman – they love him over there and we should too

Eamonn Sweeney


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‘Eoin Morgan’s England expanded the boundaries of what was possible in one-day cricket.’ Photo: Victoria Jones / PA

‘Eoin Morgan’s England expanded the boundaries of what was possible in one-day cricket.’ Photo: Victoria Jones / PA

‘Eoin Morgan’s England expanded the boundaries of what was possible in one-day cricket.’ Photo: Victoria Jones / PA

Eoin Morgan enjoyed one of the greatest of all Irish sporting careers. The fact that he played for England shouldn’t prevent us from celebrating it.

The 35-year-old Dubliner, who announced his international retirement last week, was the architect of one of the most radical transformations in modern sport. As captain he turned an England one-day side which had been a byword for dullness and underachievement into the most exhilarating team in the game.


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