Yes, having been refused entry into the World Cup by Sepp Twatter, the shrewd fellas at the FAI have asked if, you know, there might be a spare place going at the African Cup of Nations in January. Please.
Well they do say the Irish are the blacks of Europe. (Not these days, of course – the politically correct brigade won’t allow it.)
Before you know it, Bono and The Corrs will be called in to serenade Blatter. To be sure.