Saturday 10 December 2016

Robbie Brady may have to 'pick up tab' after goal costs GAA club 140 pints - Uncle reveals

Cathal McMahon

Published 25/06/2016 | 17:51

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady celebrates victory after the Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady celebrates victory after the Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Robbie Brady's wonder goal cost a Dublin GAA club 140 pints – his uncle has revealed.

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St Monica's club in Raheny, North Dublin was offering a free drink to all its customers if Brady scored on Wednesday night.

Managers at the bar thought they had dodged a bullet until Brady's 85th minute header catapulted Ireland into the Round of 16.

The club now stands to lose again tomorrow as they are again making the same offer to customers.

Paul Dillon, Dean Kane, Dicko Dillon, Jem Kane and Chris 'Scooter' Kane in Lyon
Paul Dillon, Dean Kane, Dicko Dillon, Jem Kane and Chris 'Scooter' Kane in Lyon

Brady's uncle Paul Dillon, who is Chairperson at St Monica's, was in Lyon this afternoon where he told Independent.ie that the Ireland international may have to pick up the tab.

Along with other members of his family Paul was in Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Wednesday night when Ireland sealed a famous victory.

“It was the best moment of our lives when Robbie scored the goal. We couldn't believe the atmosphere that was in the stadium that day, never forget it, never forget it.

“Back at home, the GAA club St Monica's, gave a free pint to everybody that was in the club when Robbie scored the goal. We are going to do the same the next match again.”

Paul explained that he hasn't had an opportunity to speak with his nephew since the game as Brady has been “tied-up” with the Ireland camp.

Paul, who is a brother of Brady's mum Maria, is in Lyon with his son Dicko, nephew Dean Kane and brothers-in-law Chris 'Scooter' Kane and Jem Kane. All five are from Donaghmede in North Dublin.

Asked what they will do if Ireland progress against France tomorrow, Paul said: “We won't be going home, we will be moving on.”

He added: “If Robbie keeps scoring he can pick up the tab when he gets home.”

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