At Last: An All-Ireland XI- On Wearside….

Now I don’t want this to descend into another thread on the merits- or otherwise- of an all-Ireland international football team, but I couldn’t resist the headline given the news that David Healy is on the verge of signing for Ireland’s favourite ‘second-supported’ Premiership side, Sunderland (owned by the Drumaville Consortium, sponsored by Boylesports, managed by Roy Keane, Chairman Niall Quinn and currently experiencing a remarkable surge in support across Ireland- as the youngsters with Sunderland strips will testify.) Consider this line-up: Colgan, McCardle, McShane, Miller, Reid, Kavanagh, Meyler, Healy, Murphy, O’Donovan, Connolly Subs: Carson (Gk), Hourihane.
Remarkably, all are Irish. Unsurprisingly, the lineup wouldn’t exactly put the fear o’ God into Premiership opponents though….