The Brexit gloom lifted helping boost the shares of Irish banks and property firms, as well as the owner of Paddy Power, as investors bet the risk of a crash-out Brexit had receded for the time being.
For the third time in four years, Gordon Elliott saddled the winner of the thetote.com Galway Plate. After Donagh Meyler and Lord Scoundrel in 2016 and Mark Enright and Clarcam 12 months ago, this time it was Luke Dempsey in the saddle, winning aboard Borice.
Damien Duff and Ronnie Whelan may have found fault with the tennis balls served up in protest against John Delaney at the Aviva Stadium, but Mick McCarthy could see the funny side after a performance and result that sets Ireland up nicely in Group D.
Former Waterford All-Star Ken McGrath called it "dangerous" and "not suitable for any sport", while Cork's previous goalkeeper Dónal Óg Cusack called for no more games to be played there until the pitch is in a "playable" condition.
England are expected in town any day now, Ireland are already deep in conclave at their Kildare retreat and Simon Zebo is starting in to a two-week break from rugby that will involve some time in Cork and a trip to Dubai.