Hmmm - maybe. It's obvious we have some good players but they really just don't seem to have the heart for playing in the green jersey anymore. Could it be their pampered existence earning more in a week than most of us earn in a year but there definitely seems to a lack of that inner drive and fight missing from the current Irish squad. It's obvious we are not the most technically gifted team in the world but we always evened things up with an extra bit of fire and passion (I know it sounds like a typical Irish cliche sorry).
Don't know what the answer is but to play for your country is the ultimate honour and regardless of the size of your bank balance and how great you think you are. The phoenix shall rise again though.