THE DAY is almost upon us folks and there are no nerves to be felt. Forget about those fancy Carlow footballers and hurlers, because when I take the field in Bagenalstown for the Legends game this Easter for the Power of Bagenalstown 2, the world is going to stand up and take note.
Now fair enough I may have been taken off in my last two games for the Rathvilly intermediates and yes I did manage to take a free against Eire Og that should have been a simple tap over of a point but I amazingly kicked the ground before I kicked the ball and what resulted was the definition of a fluffed effort.
Also, I may have gotten absolutely nailed to the floor by the towering Seamus Quirke from the Fighting Cocks, but I was on my knees to be fair and I was looking the other way, and I was also saving an orphan child who had run on to the pitch, but they're not called the Fighting Cocks for nothing I suppose and the long lad hopped off me.
Put those two games aside though because in the first game of the year against Ballon, I made the magic happen. Carlow had just played Clare in Dr. Cullen and I had rushed home, (legally) to get to the Intermediate game against Ballon. I was awaiting a few texts with important information and seeing as the match had already started I had my phone on the sideline, after all, work is work. An important phone call arrived and just as I had finished, our centre forward Paul Kelly was injured. I threw the phone to a buddy and was handed a slip of paper to run in to replace Paul as a first half substitute.
No sooner was I on the pitch when we attacked and I supported Donie Kelly on the ball, he spotted me to his left and once I felt the soft leather in my hands it was only heading one place, from 40m I struck it with the left and it just about had the height to land over Billy Fanning's crossbar.
So Seamus Moynihan, Trevor Giles, Maurice Fitzgerald, wake up and pay attention! Dunzer is back to his best and none of you lot will stop me!.
Now granted I'll have to stand beside Ken Hickey for the entire hour begging him to put me on, but when I go on, that's it. The aim is to score 1-7, but realistically I'd be happy to just not fall over and not get killed by a thundering Moynihan or Darragh O'SE shoulder.
Bring it on I say! Anyone interested in buying a ticket for the event which is in aid of Autism Ireland please get in touch, as it's a great cause, tickets are also available from any player taking part and most clubs in the county have a representative on board.