The owners of one of Dublin's most popular nightspots have apologised to GAA footballer Aidan O'Shea after he was refused entry on the evening of his All-Ireland Quarter-Final win.
Mayo midfielder O'Shea was voted man of the match after helping his team annihilate Donegal with a 4-17 to 1-10 win on Sunday- but even that didn’t help him at the door of Dublin nightclub Everleigh Garden.
Manager of the Harcourt Street venue Conor Buckley said it was simply a case of mix-up at the door.
“We absolutely apologise to Aidan, there must have been some mix-up," he said.
“We had all the Mayo lads in, Shane McHale, Kevin McLaughlin and Lee Keegan. We love the GAA boys and sent them over a few celebratory drinks.”
Conor also denied the suggestion that club promoters prefer Ireland’s rugby players over the GAA lads.
“We love having the GAA lads in. There’s no preference, we try to make everyone feel relaxed and want to ensure all the lads have a good time,” Buckley said.
O’Shea hit Dublin Sunday night to celebrate his team's momentous win over the All-Ireland champions.
What the Breaffy clubman wasn’t bargaining for however was to be turned away from the door of Everleigh Garden.
The footballer took to Twitter the next morning to thank the general manager of Dublin 2 nightclub Grafton Lounge for their hospitality the night before.
“Good feeling waking up this morning... focus onto the next one now... Mayo supporters thanking you,” O’Shea wrote.
“Also big thanks to @graftonlounge always look after the boys much appreciated @JohnboyEnnis @Davens05.”
O’Shea followed up his thanks with a mention to the fact that he had been refused from the club and bar Everleigh Gardens.
“On the other hand thanks to Everleigh Gardens for refusing me entry!,” he posted.
The footballer hit headlines for his blistering performance in yesterday's All-Ireland Football Championship Quarter-Final.
And it wasn't just his skills fellow Irish sport-stars were coveting post-match; Irish and Leinster rugby player Brian O'Driscoll tweeted his love for O'Shea's 'do.
"I'm getting me an Aidan O'Shea fringe on Tuesday!," he posted online.
BOD's tweet has since had over a thousand retweets and favorites.