"It could be a year like no other" - Stephen Kenny eyes history with Ireland squad
Eight games in three months.
Six Nations League matches and Stephen Kenny wants two qualifier clashes too with a view to helping Ireland qualify for next summer's Euro 2020 tournament.
The new manager hasn't taken a training session yet but there's already a buzz in the air and his squad announcement on Monday has made it real.
When the Dubliner talks, it's hard not to get excited and, as he weighed up his options, you could hear that he, too, was excited.
"[We have] potentially a really creative, dynamic midfield," he said. "And we have cutting edge forwards.
"We've got to make it a cohesive team."
Listen to the best of his press conference right here.
"It could be a year like no other, and we've gotta think like that, and I think we've got to prepare like that."
Stephen Kenny is excited about the year ahead of the Irish men's team... It's hard to watch this and not be exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/0QOr6UyD64
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) August 25, 2020