Sunday 15 September 2019

'How could we lose?' - Bernard Brogan reveals his ‘lucky’ Copper Face Jacks pants ahead of Australia clash

Ireland captain Bernard Brogan. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE Newsdesk Newsdesk

Dublin star GAA star Bernard Brogan will lead his country into action in tonight’s International Rules encounter against Australia and is hoping his lucky pants will have the desired effect.

Joe Kernan’s side boasts nine current All-Stars, including Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey, as they look to wrestle back the Cormac McAnallen Cup that the Aussies claimed last year.

The Dublin sharpshooter will be one of Ireland’s primary attacking threats, but the superstitious forward is hoping fortune will be on his side in Croke Park.

“Got my luck pants for tomorrow, how could we lose now!! #CopperFaceJocks,” he posted on his Twitter account yesterday.

Team-mate Colm Begley also gave his seal of approval to the customised underwear.

Kernan meanwhile is predicting a very tough match against the Aussies.

"This game is going 30 years but this is going to be the toughest test ever. It's going to be the toughest man-to-man, end-to-end game," he said.

"I hope that we perform to the best of our ability and we know the Australians, being professional, that when they come in they go to war.

Ireland captain Bernard Brogan. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Ireland captain Bernard Brogan. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

"You're playing with the best players in your own association - against the best from another country. It's up to us to produce the goods today to make sure that we get bigger crowds back again.

"If we get it competitive I always think there will be a chance people will want to see it. What we are doing is selling it for the next few years. It's our job to make this a long-term thing.

"It's up to both sets of players to go out and perform at a high level. This competition is hopefully only really starting off."

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