Any of you attending todays Division 4 Football League Opener between Wicklow and Waterford in Aughrim could easily be forgiven for believing you had mistakenly wandered in to a Steps reunion concert or some kind of Saturday Night Fever tribute if like Bill, you were keeping a close eye on todays match official.
The patrons at a windswept Aughrim waiting patiently in anticipation of the first league action of 2018 were left to wait till well after the scheduled 2pm start with the match referee reportedly believing it was a 2:30 pm throw in. As lame excuses go this was up there with the best of them, as anonymous footage below has surfaced of him still teaching his kids dance class disguised as a woman at 1:30pm down in Laois. Alas it wasn’t just his trainee dancers that he was keen to show the art of hand rolling to as he displayed his hand rolling technique on 15 separate occasions much to the anger of the spectators in attendance and simultaneously setting an all time Gaa record for the most frees for over carrying being issued in one game ever.
In all fairness to the match official, both sides suffered his wrath for being deemed to have travelled too far with the ball with Wicklow’s Mark Kenny having the special privilege of becoming the first player in Gaa history to be issued with a passport by a referee. Wicklow travel to London next weekend in what is now a must win clash to keep hopes of Division 3 Football next year within reach so that passport will come in very handy. A big night is planned in conjunction with this fixture with Wicklow’s Garden County Academy hosting a social night which will gather all the Wicklow Ex Pats living in London and our travelling supporters for a night not to be missed.