It’s great to be Irish tonight as we revel in our soccer team making it through to the knock-out stages of EURO 2016.
So good to see such joy, especially among young kids for whom wins like tonight’s against Italy will be their inspiration.
Sport is one of my abiding passions for a host of reasons. Most important is the way it is a cauldron of emotion that beats war and violence hands down.
C’mon Ireland and Northern Ireland!