Club and country will be relieved to see Katie McCabe back in fray for vital season

Katie McCabe is a world-class player and a leader for Ireland. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Aidan Fitzmaurice

As they soaked up the attention and affection of a nation at Euro ’88, Ireland’s first steps on the big stage of international football, some thought of the absent friend, the one who should have been there but could not take part.