Moving the final up 2 weeks is playing havoc with the build up & prep, as we’ve a family wedding just around the corner. Would usually pay a visit to the parents grave in Glasnevin the day before the final, as the aul fellas birthday is the same week. Wonder if there is a Dubs flag on top of the O’Connell tower this week? It’s been there previously before big Dublin/Kerry games & it’s always good for a chuckle.
Anyway, getting the heck out of Dodge for the day today. Good for the nerves. Going pashmina shopping in Kildare village with the Mounraaah cousins. No doubt craic will be had reminding me what happened the last time a Dublin team went into a match very heavily favoured.
Up For The Match tonight, (ah feck off ! ) long walk on the beach in the morning, Hole in the Wall probably, maybe Dollier. Swim if the tide is in. Marvel at the beauty of our glorious city. Tell the jelliers to fcuk off.
No fry for the breakfast, as nerves will be shredded. Then the inevitable row in the family WhatsApp group about where to meet up before the match. We’re scattered all over Croker & everyone wants the shortest walk back to their spot for the day.
Head in around noon. Cornetto in Fairview Park, or a skinny decaff soy almond latte in Kennedy’s -that’s a cafe Daller, not a speakeasy - if the tummy has settled any. Collect ma bitches and ho’s at The Clonliffe House. Clonliffe House always wins btw. Dunno why there has to be a feckin’ row about it every year.
Stand vigil at the corner of Clonliffe Rd & watch the Dubs team bus go by, on their way to immortality.
Then head in meself.