*Trap's revolutionary switch to a 7-3-0 formation becomes the tactical template for European football.
*The GAA and FAI join forces, converting all grounds to all-seater stadia and make successful solo bids for Euro 2020 and the 2030 World Cup (that Brazil, Kosovo, Japan, Mexico group in Fitzgerald Stadium!).
*League of Ireland clubs become Champions League regulars, Europe's elite especially dreading matches in the Robbie Keane Stadium, Tallaght.
* Sean St. Ledger's Balon d'Or victory convinces the England coaching setup to recognise talented young English defenders at lower league level and guide them into international football before they declare for somebody else.