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danish delight It’s madness that Ireland won’t experience anything like Monday night in Denmark for a long time

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Denmark were roared on by a passionate home crowd in Copenhagen on Monday night. Image credit: PA.

Denmark were roared on by a passionate home crowd in Copenhagen on Monday night. Image credit: PA.

Denmark were roared on by a passionate home crowd in Copenhagen on Monday night. Image credit: PA.

WE were witness to it in packed, pulsing Copenhagen on Monday, a Viking tribe united and euphoric, honouring Christian Eriksen while slipping free of old shadows.

Likewise on the California's Pacific coastline scarcely 20 hours earlier, where a fist-pumping, supercharged Jon Rahm was propelled across Torrey Pines’ 18th green by the lovely wind of ecstatic music teeming down from the bleachers.

What united Scandinavia and San Diego, Euro 2020 and the US Open, was the quality that elevates all great sporting theatre to another dimension.


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