1-6... it could nearly be a GAH score, except in this case you had to get the ball past a goalkeeper into a 17.86 metres space.
I wonder what part the Clew Bay Pipe Band played in this debacle?
Pipes, whether the windblown or armpit perpetuated type, are intrinsically annoying instruments. They were the only things that stopped the Romans from invading Jockland. Fact.
Just before the Ireland v Germany match started, you could see the Germans bristling as their national anthem was debased by the squawlings of the pipers.
Pipes, you see, don't seem to consider octaves. Either they are within one register, or at the point just north of where human ears mercifully give up, and dogs take over.
I have never heard such a debased version of the German national anthem, nor the Irish one - but we are used to that kind of parody.
The Germans aren't. They were out for revenge, and justifiably got it.
Whatever about all that, if we are to progress as a (world) footballing nation, we need to get rid of Trapattoni. He was well past his sell-by date, even when appointed.
It will cost John Delaney, head of the FAI.
He might have to ask some questions of the the Clew Bay Pipe Band, or even more painfully, take a cut in his overblown salary to pay Trap off.
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