THE first day of school is always the most memorable. Nobody ever gets asked about how the third Monday of second year went.

First of September is the memorable day. Everyone wishes you well. It’s a huge deal. These days maybe the school entrants even get sent a few video messages. Day one is key. This isn’t the first day at school for the RTÉ crew, they are a well-settled team, but the opening montage felt fresh as Galway was wished a happy birthday.