Valentino ousts McCarthy

Posted on Nov 5, 2002 in John Paul Valentino


Modest Valentino plays down role in McCarthy coup

Cork's John Paul Valentino today spoke of his "immense joy" at finally receiving news that Mick McCarthy's reign of terror as Republic of Ireland manager is over.

†"This is a great day for democracy, justice and freedom," Valentino proclaimed, amid scenes of jubilation in Cork's sophisticated Huguenot Quarter. But he also moved to deflect attention from his own role in what is already being described as "the greatest world event since the fall of the Berlin Wall".


Jubliation on Patrick Street. Similar scenes were witnessed all over the city, including the cosmopolitan Huguenot Quarter.




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