Without wishing to diminish the importance of the marriage referendum, Jack Grealish is giving it a run for its money in terms of dividing the nation. As we all know, the Aston Villa youngster was not in the Ireland squad yesterday despite reports that he would indeed be included.
In effect, Martin O'Neill did not call him up because he knew he would only end up with egg on his face. Grealish is not ready to make a decision and a lot of Ireland fans respect that. However, an equally vocal number believe that he has now had his chance and we should all just move on and close the door.
Kenny Cunningham was perhaps the most vocal member of that camp when speaking on Off The Ball yesterday. The former Ireland defender said that Martin O'Neill should no longer give the 19 year old the opportunity to play for Ireland.
You make it (the decision) with your heart and you make it instantaneously. This lad’s been in the system for four and five years. He should know.
That opinion has been commended and criticised in equal measure but Cunningham does have one high profile backer.
He might have played a different sport but when Brian O'Driscoll has his say (however brief) on something this divisive in Irish sport, there's no doubt that people sit up and listen.