Though the circumstances are heartbreaking, it was a huge thing yesterday to see the Irish fans sing at the 24th minute "stand up for the ulster men". For a country so divided that we saw years politically motivated of football violence the hope that moments like this gives towards a new future, or a better way forward is astounding.
Can this be built upon?
Or will it be forgotten in a weeks time at some riot?
This Ulster man, who is married to an Irish girl hopes for better, for more!
The realism in me wants to say that i know that we've no chance of things changing, the optimist leans toward hope.