In a time without a sport and with a lot of worry, without socialising and with a lot of isolation, the second episode of "The Boys In Green" on RTE last night was a breath of fresh air in these difficult times. Last night's episode covered Ireland's win against Italy in New Jersey at the 1994 World Cup, so naturally, Paul McGrath is trending today on Twitter.
On a St. Patrick's Day so short of joy and celebration, it's only fitting that there's a fresh round of legend bowing for one of Ireland's greatest ever sportspeople on this of all days.
All joking aside, I think there should be a statue of Paul McGrath and all the positives he represents https://t.co/4pZeroXSFc
— Marc O'Reachtaire (@O_Reachtaire) March 16, 2020
How paul McGrath hasn't gotten a statue on O'Connell street yet I dont understand, that performance against Italy has to be hands down the best individual performance ever by any player in an irish shirt #TheBoysInGreen
— karl broe (@BroeKarl) March 16, 2020
— Phelim Warren (@Freewheeler12) March 16, 2020
Paul McGrath against Italy remains one of the finest individual performances I've ever seen. #theboysingreen
— Dan Dooner (@dan_dooner) March 16, 2020
Best individual performance I’ve ever seen from any player was Paul McGrath v Italy in the Giants Stadium. #TheBoysInGreen
— Michael McGrory (@mick5mcg) March 16, 2020
Watched Boys in Green tonight one name Paul McGrath what a player the greatest Irish player I’ve seen 🇮🇪
— Kevin kiernan (@Kevinkiernan15) March 17, 2020
Important to note that Paul McGrath player USA 94 with one arm not working. He played so well that Babb was a top rated defender for a while. #BoysInGreen
— Kieran (@bobdebilde) March 16, 2020
Virgil Van Dijk wears Paul McGrath pyjamas.
— Tom Griffin (@tomgriffinaim) March 16, 2020
I'm my element watching #TheBoysinGreen Paul McGrath, Jesus Christ what a player.
— Brendan cronin (@bwcronin) March 16, 2020
They should have put a giant Paul McGrath statue on O’Connell Street where the Spire is. What a man #TheBoysInGreen
— Graham Patchell 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@GrahamPatchell) March 16, 2020
Come to think of it? Why don't we have a statue of Paul McGrath?