Mulcahy: Casey to judge Best Dressed Lady at Irish Guineas
Published 21/05/2015 | 02:30
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"Rover, the dog in 'The Giggler Treatment'," he said.
"I envy the lifestyle that Rover has - his flair, his business acumen - we need dogs like Rover to haul us out of the recession.
"If Rover had been Minister for Finance we wouldn't have been so long in the trough."
Publishing queen Norah Casey has been enlisted to judge the Best Dressed Lady at the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival in the Curragh this Sunday.
The stakes are high, with the winner taking home swag worth €10k (not too shabby).
As a seasoned race day judge, Casey is well aware that with "great power comes great responsibility".
"As a judge, you make one friend and around 99 enemies," she said.
"Once the prizes have been handed out and a few glasses of wine have been taken, you spend the afternoon listening to women ask; 'So what's wrong with my fascinator?'"
Speaking of "schtyle", publican and Irish rugby star Sean O'Brien's tongue was firmly in cheek when discussing fellow player Tommy Bowe's successful clothing line: XV Kings.
"All the shops are closing down, I've heard," O'Brien joked. "It's not going well for him.
"We do get a few freebies off him sometimes but not many, Tommy's fairly stingy."
To quote comedian Andy Samberg - someone call a barista because this roast just got dark.