Skoob Sports News is delighted to announce that Senior Entertainment and Gossip columnist, Ms Verity Warbling-Trollblog has been temporarily seconded to SSN, and that she's encouraging every red blooded Englishman to get right behind the Irish in the Euro 2012 football tournament. (But not in a gay way - obviously.)
Ireland kicks off its campaign later today against the mighty Croatia, and Ms Warbling-Trollblog is hoping that by later this evening Irish eyes will indeed be smiling, and that the Celtic Tigers will be downing pints of Liffey Water at Temple Bar until the wee small hours.
So she is. To be sure.
"We must all give our full support to the Irish team," Ms Warbling-Trollblog wrote on her website. "You show me an Englishman who claims to have no Irish connection somewhere in the family, and I'll show you a liar. So get your laughing tackle wrapped around a pint or two of black gold and roar the lads on with gusto. Everybody loves the Irish. They're a bit like Brazil. Only not as good at football. And a bit fairer of complexion."
Ireland kick off their campaign shortly - but there's still enough time to pop up the shops and get yer grubby mitts on a few cans of mother's ruin.
More as we get it.