Giles a good sport but he won't vote for Labour
Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00
SOCCER legend Johnny Giles was out to support the Labour Party's sports policy yesterday -- but he won't be able to vote for them.
Giles, who lives in Birmingham in England and flies back and forth to Dublin to work for RTE, revealed that he was not on the voting register.
"Actually I don't even get a vote here, I'm not even resident in Ireland," he said.
He turned up in Croydon Park in Marino, Dublin, yesterday. But Giles said he was not a long-term supporter of the Labour Party or anybody else: "I'm not a political animal and I don't know how to do things in a political way."
Giles said he turned up as he was a friend of Labour's Dublin North Central candidate Aodhan O Riordain and he supported Labour's new sports policy, which aims to increase the number of people talking part in all kinds of sport.