Stephen Kenny proved he’s one of the bravest performers in Irish sport

He can send out a team designed to create chances but he can’t score the goals himself

Wednesday night in Portugal was a clear vision that there is another future for Irish football. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wednesday night in Portugal was a clear vision that there is another future for Irish football. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny cannot stop being a football man. It was late on Wednesday night when he sat down before the television cameras and the microphones to talk about what had just happened against Portugal. Against Ronaldo.

The narcotic rush of what the aging superstar had just done to Ireland was flooding through blood streams across Europe.

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