Editor's Viewpoint: Bring the cup here
Sunday's astounding victory by Europe over the US in the Ryder Cup was sporting drama of the highest order. That two of our own, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, were in their pitching for the win added to the intensity of the spectacle.
Europe looked down and out, having to somehow carve out a win from the final 12 singles matches to retain the trophy. They dug deep, turned what is essentially a singular sport into a team bonding exercise, and, amazingly, triumphed. Rory, Graeme and vice-captain, Darren Clarke, must now bring the cup back to Northern Ireland so we can salute our heroes again.