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[Ger Siggins (centre back) with 6th class pupils from St Paul’s Primary School in North Brunswick Street, Dublin]

You may recall commentator Ger winning an AUTHENTIC Viking helmet for creating seven front page Battle of Clontarf headlines.

Ger writes:

“I write children’s books and often visit schools and libraries to talk about them. I was invited this week to talk to the boys of 6th class in St Paul’s in North Brunswick Street (‘The Brunner’ of Paddy Crosbie fame) [Dublin] about my new ghost/rugby/historical/mystery novel, Rugby Warrior.
As their school is in the heart of the old Viking settlement of Oxmanstown, I thought the helmet would have a good home there, and the lads really appreciated it and everyone got a chance to wear it. So, thanks to Broadsheet and Dublin City Council, some modern Vikings will be roaming the Smithfield area with some suitable headgear.”

Mmmf.

Previously: The Boy Dane Good

Rugby Warrior