John Moloney joining the board of Larry Goodman’s ABP is being regarded in some quarters as the business equivalent of hurling maestro Anthony Cunningham taking over the Roscommon footballers. People are forgetting that Moloney was involved in the meat business within Glanbia, so he’s not completely changing codes. Crucially, he grew an agri-food business both in Ireland and abroad.

Larry Goodman himself is 83, an age where most people would either be considering retirement, or perhaps a run at the US presidency – Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg are all in their late 70s.