'Even in adversity there is positivity' ~George Hamilton commentating on the closing stages of the Spain V Ireland game last night
The Euro 2012 will be remembered for lots of things but surely the last 10 minutes of the game last night will not be forgotten too quickly. Ireland were losing 4-0 in a game when the Irish were totally outclassed and outplayed by a fabulous Spanish team. For Irish fans, it could not get much worse and particularly as it meant we would be progressing no further in the tournament. Then the Irish started singing 'The Fields of Athenry' and the stadium rocked to the sound of the Irish singing their hearts out as if they were winning 4-0! To an onlooker it might seem odd and strange to be in such good form, when things are going so bad for your team. But to the Irish fans, it comes naturally. Even in defeat there is something to celebrate. Even when we are down we keep the head up. There is no room for bitterness, blame or giving out. That is why the Irish supporters are always such a colourful addition to any tournament. The tournament rolls on, games will be quickly forgotten but the positive attitude of the Irish fans will certainly live long.
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