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Sunday 26 March 2017

The Joxers are already kitting out Euro '16 Hiaces

Ireland fan Adrian Quinn, from Athlone, heads for the Euro 2016 qualifier between Ireland V Bosnia & Herzigovina at Lansdowne Road
Ireland fan Adrian Quinn, from Athlone, heads for the Euro 2016 qualifier between Ireland V Bosnia & Herzigovina at Lansdowne Road

John Daly

Tuesday morning, queuing half-asleep at my local credit union as Hurricane Abigail battered the street outside, barely noticing that the place seemed more crowded than usual, I shuffled toward my turn at the counter. Recognising me, the manageress beamed a knowing smile, asking: "Would you be looking for a kitchen improvement loan as well this morning?"

I'm slow, the penny doesn't drop. "You know, for that kitchen job you plan on doing around next June? You know, with the French appliances."

Bingo, I finally get it, better late than never. The Green Army are gearing up for a long overdue adventure, and this time it's just a ferry crossing away. Best get the funds in place now. How many men have been in on this particular errand already today, I inquire. "Only six so far, but I'd say it's going to be a very busy week for home improvements," she replies with a stony face.

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