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Vincent Hogan


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A silhouette of Stephen Kenny before the game. Photo: Sportsfile

A silhouette of Stephen Kenny before the game. Photo: Sportsfile

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A silhouette of Stephen Kenny before the game. Photo: Sportsfile

Behind bolted doors, the revolution took another inconvenient turn, Lansdowne falling silent as a tomb when it was over.

With a gently comedic flourish, the tannoy operator wished everybody a "safe journey home", ignoring the small detail that getting into the stadium would have required more ingenuity than getting out of Rikers Island.

Temperature tests; hand sanitising stations and walkways policed with the rigour of prison corridors greeted the few press orphans permitted access.