Wednesday 29 March 2017

One lucky Clonmel Commercials fan may have snapped up Michael Quinlivan's history-making underwear

Michael Quinlivan celebrates scoring the winning goal against Nemo Rangers in AIB Munster GAA Senior Club Football Championship Final. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE
Michael Quinlivan celebrates scoring the winning goal against Nemo Rangers in AIB Munster GAA Senior Club Football Championship Final. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE
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Clonmel Commercials made history with a last-gasp defeat of 15-time champions Nemo Rangers in the Munster club football final on Sunday and for a brief period on Tuesday evening, supporters had their chance to own a unique piece of history.

One supporter was hoping to subsidise his trip for their All-Ireland quarter-final in London in two weeks' time by selling Michael Quinlivan’s underwear.

A picture of a pair Aéropostale boxers shorts appeared on adverts.ie on Tuesday evening with the seller claiming that they were the ones worn by goalscoring hero Quinlivan.

The non-negotiable asking price was €157, as explained in the hilarious description posted by the seller before late being removed (maybe they were snapped up by a true fan):

“I am reluctantly selling a pair of Tipp Footballing star Michael Quinlivan's used boxer shorts. I have a genuine reason for selling - trying to raise funds to pay for my €157 flight to London for the All-Ireland club quarter-final.

“This is a collector's item of clothing and has been worn by 'MQ14' at least 4 times. They are rumoured to be the very shorts worn by Michael when his glorious left leg sunk the might of Nemo Rangers on Sunday 29/11/15 (this rumour cannot be confirmed).

"The boxers were found in Larkin's early house pub in Clonmel the morning after Commercials won the Munster senior club football final.

“They are lightly soiled at the crotch and skidmark free at the rear. There is a slight bit of stretching on the thigh elastics due to Michael's enormous quads.

"The brand of the boxers are 'Aeropostale'. The cotton tag has been ripped from the boxers. It is believed that this was causing Michael to chafe when he was jumping to field high ball.

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