NO MATTER HOW you plan the trips, heading from the regions in Ireland to spend a work day in Dublin is a tough slog. I spent a year driving 82 miles one way from Kilkenny to the Dublin Airport and did not have the energy to recycle day-to-day. Thousands of Irish commuters endure more than 120 minutes of daily commuting. There is no way they can be invigorated on a Friday. I am halfway to Dublin from Tipperary (on Aircoach at left) and realise why many athletic teams spend the night before championship fixtures within 10 miles of the fixture. It is hard to score when you are wrecked.