I really amn’t and I really won’t.
I’d like Ireland to get the RWC. I’d be proud of putting ourselves on the world stage and I think we’d genuinely offer an exceptional event. Our stadia wouldn’t be as polished as other countries but the experience woulead make it a lasting experience for any visitors. This isn’t a surprise, our tourist industry has excelled despite poor infrastructure for the last 50 years.
I’d be delighted if the process also put money into facilities, rugby and GAA, around the country. Why wouldn’t I - like most Irish people I go to rugby, GAA and even soccer games. What sort of bitter weirdo would be against that sort of progress?
So - I’m disappointed that it looks like we’re not going to get it but I’m not seething - that’s life.