During the most spectacular of opening ceremony spectaculars, for a short number of seconds the cameras panned away from the Michael Flatley of the occasion, R Kelly to the stands where Nelson Mandela was due to be seated. What did we see, not a somber looking Desmond Tutu sad about his missing friend, but instead, we saw this.
Elsewhere, the Irish Times hasn't failed to notice that it's amazingly interesting opinion poll means shag all to anyone on this day of all days and instead they have gone for a more fitting front page picture on their website.
Apres Match is Back with Let Ireland Be No33 - here
If you are thinking twice about tuning into RTE, think about this my friend, where else would you get a gem like this from RTE today at 13.03pm - thanks to dreamers75on boards.ie.
John Giles "the black people love the game"
And finally, we have set up a World Cup micro/mini/small site like everyone else in the world - right here
And Finally, finally, this is what the Irish Rugby Team look like when they are on holidays/tour - here