Dave Connor is my friend and he told me he could play football. He lied.*

But he turned up for our one and only training session and bought me a beer afterwards. So I started the Tipperary lad at right back. He lasted nine minutes.

Dave is a nice bloke but this blog is about proper Irish sportsmen and women (and some other stuff).

* To be fair Dave wasn’t too bad during those nine minutes. But the only sporting activity he has taken part in since then is drinking Jägermeisters while we were watching the Irish rugby team. We got told off by his girlfriend and that was the end of his sporting career.