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Let's raise a glass and say here's to you, Mr Robinson - a man who extracted the most from life

David Kelly


Fondly remembered footballer made sure to get from life everything he put into it

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Michael Robinson in action for the Republic of Ireland against France’s Maxime Bossis, France in the 1982 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Michael Robinson in action for the Republic of Ireland against France’s Maxime Bossis, France in the 1982 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

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Michael Robinson in action for the Republic of Ireland against France’s Maxime Bossis, France in the 1982 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

'For a guy who's not very patriotic, I love Spain. It's my home."

You hope when the light against which he raged was slowly expiring, Michael Robinson enjoyed the sunset for one last time. And, perhaps, with a cool cerveza close to hand.

Perhaps mindful of the great fortune fate had bestowed upon him, Robinson gorged on life and it reciprocated generously.