Thursday 23 November 2017

How Coppers became capital's rallying cry

IT became the rallying cry of the night.

"See you in Coppers," screamed captain Bryan Cullen, right, to the nation after Dublin's All-Ireland football victory over Kerry.

Copper Face Jacks, in Dublin's Harcourt Street, is well known as a favourite venue for GAA fans.

The late-night club is the go-to bar for college students and young adults "up from the country".

The club often holds 'county colours nights', where customers are invited to wear the jersey of their home county.

"We typically have a very big GAA crowd and All-Ireland final night is always going to be massive," manager Darren Power told the Irish Independent yesterday.

"But when the Dubs have done it after 16 years, that's really something special," he said.

"It was so unexpected, it was nice of him to think of us," Mr Power added, when asked about the Dublin captain's call.

"We had a few of the players in on Sunday."

The club started to fill up with fans from both sides at around 10pm and towards midnight people had to queue to get in, Mr Power said.

Irish Independent

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