The curse of the Irish…

Nice column in the Glasgow Herald, in which their Dublin correspondent talks about where the Irish money has been going in this World Cup…

WITH the row about who Scots should support in the World Cup rumbling on, we asked our Dublin correspondent how the Irish coped with not being in the finals either. He tells us: “There was early interest in Trinidad and Tobago on the basis that they also are small islands who like a good party. There was also support for the Ivory Coast because their flag is the Irish flag backwards – getting into the World Cup through the back-door, as it has been described over here.

“There was considerable backing for Poland because there are so many Poles – most of them incredibly attractive blonde women – living in Dublin. But having got sick of the underdogs being humped on a regular basis, the country then united behind Brazil – something made easier by the fact that portly Ronaldo is built like most strikers in the Irish League, but with a tad more skill.”

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  • Roddy

    Irish League? Dublin?

    Don’t they know the difference between first world Ireland and sad backward nineteenth century Ireland?

  • John

    “Don’t they know the difference between first world Ireland and sad backward nineteenth century Ireland?”

    Never on a Sunday backward nineteenth Ireland???

  • Cybez

    I’d noted and was amused in the same article…
    SCOTS film producer Peter Broughan took the open-topped bus tour of Belfast which goes down the Shankill Road and the Falls Road, scenes of sectarian violence in the past. At the Shankill, the bus passed a huge bonfire being prepared for the 12th of July celebrations, cheerily referred to in local tourism literature as Orangefest. Attached to a railing beside the enormous wood tower was a sign stating: “Carlsberg don’t do bonfires. But if they did . . .”