I recall BRECSC forfeiting their place in the knockout rounds of a Dunshaughlin Celtic Supporters Clubs football blitz tournament because @The Selfish Giant couldn’t be persuaded to miss a few minutes of an early round Leinster championship match.
[I]Michael Duignan tells the story of his Offaly debut in the All-Ireland semi-final against Galway, in 1986. Duignan was only 18 years old and was slated to mark Brendan Lynskey, a fabled hard man.
After the anthem, young Michael walked nervously over to the grizzled veteran and stretched out his hand. Lynskey glared at him curiously and said, “A mhaicín, what are you doing here? The minor match is over”. A few seconds later, the ball was thrown in, at which Lynskey drove his elbow into the teenager’s nose, before taking off down the field to receive the ball, leaving Duignan standing in a daze.
As the Offaly man put it, it was ‘Welcome to the big time, baby.’[/I]
your focus should be on returning to ball and to be able to drink for my 40th in July[/QUOTE]
@Gman[/USER], [USER=110]@Fran[/USER] and myself are all set for the party mate. We might need to bring [USER=179]@artfoley[/USER] along so we have a driver. Does [USER=230]@croppy mind keeping him occupied again?