Valentino ousts McCarthy
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.
â "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".
âJubliation on Patrick Street. Similar scenes were witnessed all over the city, including the cosmopolitan Huguenot Quarter.