It’s not that I want to diminish the achievements of England or France in any way.
I don’t. It’s great that two northern hemisphere nations have gone forward to the semi-finals, and I cheered my head off for both of them. Well done England, and Allez les Bleus!
It isn’t that. It’s just that I was there in Croke Park and I saw how good Ireland were against both of these teams, even though we did lose to France, but by the smallest of margins.
It pains me that we went out so meekly before the knock-out stages, and I can’t understand why.
I just feel sad, that’s all. I’ll be fine in a while, after a little cry.