SAiden McGeady came to rescue of a lacklustre Irish team as they trotted out a lifeless performance in Georgia last Sunday. His first goal was one thing but his second strike was worthy of a Pele or a Ronaldo, and secured a vital away win for Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane. Could this be the start of great Irish European Championship story? Let's hope so.
IIt's that man again. As he expects to land the plum role of European Agriculture Commissioner, it's emerged that Phil Hogan knew millions were to be spent on Irish Water's set-up, despite saying he wasn't aware of the specifics. Such revelations hardly bolster confidence but why would that matter anymore - hasn't Phil now hit the Brussels' jackpot?