Ireland is the strongest team amongst the minnows that are currently competing in the World Cup Qualifiers. I like them. They have shown they can beat some of the stronger teams in the world, the 2007 World Cup being the perfect example of this.
But this giant-killing, why are they so successful? Is it the leprechauns harnessing their mystical shamrock powers and destroying those who are taller than them?
No. It isn't. It is just clever work on the Irish team's part to avoid the one part of the world where they will undoubtedly lose due to external factors. In this case, the external factor is an animal.
The Irish cricket team is avoiding Australia and our snakes. I'm onto them.
"Ah, shit, she's figured it out."