Oh, man. What a day.

The Irish football team just got knocked out of the World Cup. They did the country proud, getting as far as they did, and playing as well as they did after all that shit about Roy Keane, but to go out on the last kick of a penalty shoot-out is just so depressing and arbitrary...

They were knocked out by a Spanish team who seemed to lack focus and ambition, especially in the second half. After Ian Harte missed the penalty, and Kilbane missed the rebound mid-way through the second half, I thought it was all over... and then in the dying moments of the game, Niall Quinn won a penalty for having his shirt practically pulled off him by a Spanish defender, and Robbie Keane put it away with composure and aplomb.

Aw, man. I'm thoroughly heartbroken. That's life.