Wicklow Abroad – Brian Osborne

Name: Brian Osborne

Town/Village: Carnew

Club: Carnew

Now Living: Melbourne, Australia

How long have you been living there?

4.5 years

Reason For Leaving Ireland:

Job opportunities / Travel

Thing you miss the most:

Beating Tinahely never gets old.

Person you miss the Most:

Micheal Neary & My Mammy

Best thing about your new home:

The easy lifestyle

Worst thing about your new home:

The excessive heat! (I’m ginger)

Funny story from your time overseas:

Being picked up by my (Wexican👎) girlfriend drunk, opening the window whilst she was driving and yelling ‘up Wicklow’ at a cyclist and frightening the life out of them. I didn’t realise I was outside my house when this happened so we parked and went in. The next morning I woke up to my tyres slashed.

Funny story from before you left home:

Life was tough with not much job opportunities so I took up selling Christmas trees. One day in the middle of killing it at my sales skills with a buyer, I noticed at the corner of my eye and old Wexford man amongst the trees. I then realised he was taking a dump.. that ended my career rapidly and it was the same say I booked my flight to Australia.

Person you are glad to be far away from:

The sister

Is your club better/worse off without you:

When I lived there we were at senior level, now they’re at intermediate level. No further explanation required.

What 3 people would you fly to you if you could and why:

Too many to name.

What person in Irelands love would bring you home:

My mother

What person in Ireland’s love would make you want to stay away:

My mother

A Wicklow themed photo from abroad:

(My Wexican Girlfriend keeps me in rags so other ladies don’t be after me😉)

Photo before leaving:

Photo of where you are now: