Friday 23 June 2017

Billy Keane: Leinster fans on tour aren't half as much sport as the Munster supporters

Leinster supporters in full voice against Toulon last year, but their repetitive singing of a Dublin GAA song isn’t really representative of the whole of Leinster
Leinster supporters in full voice against Toulon last year, but their repetitive singing of a Dublin GAA song isn’t really representative of the whole of Leinster
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

I went for a drive on a yacht in the South of France, not that far from Marseille where Leinster take on the might of Toulon. A nice spot for sure. And I told the driver he had a lovely ship. "It's a boat," he corrected.

Sailors can be very picky about these things. We might just call the yacht a vessel, just to be on the safe side. Although I'm not so sure about that term either. You'd hate to upset anyone. I was in the hospital when I was a young man and the nurse requested I dispense a urine sample into "the vessel", which was very like a wine carafe or a glass womb.

I had a letter from a woman a good few years back when I wasn't even half as smart as I am now. She was upset that I didn't know the difference between a skirt and a frock. It's funny the things that upset people who read the papers.

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