Win a World Cup - you may laugh but I'd rather cry. I say this because the Irish people need to move on - move out of England's shadow as well as NIreland's. If the ROI can become the new France -as well as a center for blatant ,outspoken ,AntiAmericanism/Militarism and the way they conduct their business - it's time Dublin becomes Rome/Milan. I want to see Ireland do what Italy did. Aren't you sick and tired of the "tortured" past routine/excuse.../just getting on our feet etc...? Isn't it about time Irish society demand their own Pro League ala small countries like Scotland, Swiss Denmark etc? The Irish came to America first and behind the Germans are the largest ethic group to ever come here -however these people have lost touch with Eire -contrast to the Thousands of Italians who came here later, who were seen jumping up and down from the North of End of Boston to California to Mulberry St. in NYC ...I'm not sure how the Irish here would react - of course we'd be proud - but are we more proud to American Irish rather than from Ireland? It just seems to me the Irish don't stick together in many cases ..it seems they mingle with others and integrate - Often times when you see Irish of Popular status - you find they are mixed and you say - wow they're Irish?"! ala Vincente Fox -Che Guevera - Bernardo O'Higgins -Derek Jeter- Mariah Carey - Christina Aquilera etc etc.... It's time to show the world that Ireland is a player - not some village owned by Ingleterra -where people still survive off potatos and boiled meat. Ireland has an identity crisis - it's time their footballers restore some pride in being Irish of any sort.