|Posted by dublinbrummie on February 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM|
I heard a rumour from bluenose Nigel Gillespie that the Blues were in Dublin
for the weekend (in wrights of swords). I got on to another Bluenose, Paul Kelly,
who's mates know a few of the players and the rumors were true.
I rang a lot of the lads who could drive over,but sadly no one could go, so I went
on my own (well with my dad Thomas). We waited about an hour and a half in wrights, until I spotted Dunny at the door with Marcos Painter and DJ and this blond kid (who turned out to be the new fella from the Faroe Islands) so I introduced myself and they were happy to see me, Dunny even offered to buy us a drink. I brought one of our supporters shirts with me and gave it to marcos painter as a gift from theIrish Bluenoses for a brilliant debut against Fulham and he was delighted. Dunny then brought me and my dad up to the vip lounge they had hired out for the night.
I spent most of the hour speaking to DJ and what a laid back, sound bloke he is,a model professional, he took my number and said he would meet up with us if he's in Dublin. I went around and had words (good ones) with all of the players and took photos. Mario knew who I was once I spoke about the award we gave him last season,I spoke of our hard christmas period.
I could have stayed the whole night but sadly i was up before 6 this morning so I had to head off just before 12. The only players missing from the night were the Forse, Pandiani, Jaroski, Clapham and Tebs. My bloody camera died on me near the end so I missed a few of the others (Muzzy, Tiny), have to say the team were very pleasant and were happy to talk and have pictures taken and they are sure WE WILL SURVIVE!