More Irish Than The Irish Themselves


Last night.

Ultan Mashup writes:

Standing outside a pub on Dublin’s Parliament Street watching tourists as the final whistle is blown in the ENG v CRO worldcup match. Massive cheer goes up from the visitors as England goes home. And not an Irish accent to be heard…

27 thoughts on “More Irish Than The Irish Themselves

  1. Clampers Outside!

    Waterford city was full of car horns and the distant sounds of lads singing in the streets straight after the match…. a lot of OTT ‘celebration’ out there, in fairness.

    I did enjoy the memes though, particularly Mary Smashing Records of “it’s coming home”, because that was getting annoying :)

  2. john f

    Fair play to the Croatians, they deserved to win and were much better than the English in live play although their set-piece play was lacking. Hopefully they’ll deliver another upset and beat France in the final.

    1. Jeffrey

      Both? Not many outside England wanted to see them win – too much arrogance with that “ICH” nonsense. Servers them well, down a peg or three.

  3. Frilly Keane

    It’s the biggest sporting event in the World this year
    Why wouldn’t there be more than just local specialist interest in the WC proceedings

    Last night was a Semi- Final FFS
    And probably the most watched telly of the year so far

    And TBF
    And I’ve no temperament for the sawker
    But Croatia are a nice side t’watch
    And like it or not
    Russia put together a great tournament
    And as hosts exceeded all expectations

    Look at that pitch last night for instance

    Hon’ Croatia

      1. Frilly Keane

        Wasn’t any in Italy, ‘Merica, Japan or France during their go’s at hosting either

        And they all had a fair few baldy patches by this stage
        Just saying

  4. RuilleBuille

    As a wise old bird told me once. The English are bad losers – but so are many – but they are the worst winners in the world.

  5. Spaghetti Hoop

    It’s quite possible the visitors were Croatian. Then again, lots of viewers are delighted to see a nation reach the WC Finals for the very first time. Look at the WC stats. Great to break the mould. Croatia to win!
    I don’t see the relevance of the ‘not an Irish accent to be heard…’. It’s summertime city centre Dublin ffs.

    1. Cian

      I read the ‘not an Irish accent to be heard…’ as meaning that it wasn’t just Irish people enjoying England losing – which may be understandable given 800-years-blah-de-blah.

  6. Termagant

    I was hoping England would take it honestly, they’re in dire need of something to raise their spirits a bit

  7. damien

    Jesus they were so mean they would not go inside to even have a drink
    Some tourists
    Bet they are having a whale of a time

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