Ratoath says farewell to Danny Magee
A seisiún mór was called tonight to celebrate star midfielder Danny Magee's career at AFC Ratoath. Danny won 20 U-20 caps and possibly would have won more had Ireland's interest in this year's WC not ended relatively early.
Danny's father Ulick made an emotional speech praising his son. "I wanted him to have the opportunities I never had. I was a fantastic player when I was young, but I lost interest as I was constantly teased in my team for some reason. Something about my name supposedly"
At the time of writing, Danny's fee had rocketed to 4.4 million. The manager, who arrived in his brand new Bentley, denied he was being sold for the money. "If it was we would have gotten NAMA to take him off our hands" he explained while he puffed on a Cuban cigar.
Strange scenes at Futraki's Bowl.
Fans were treated to a strange sight yesterday when Ratoath's manager did a celebratory jig down the touchline after Futraki took the lead.
A Ratoath player explained his actions: "West Ham scored against United at the EXACT time Futraki scored here and that's why he was dancing".
"He hasn't been around much this week. He even said he didn't give a s**t if we lost today, as long as West Ham stayed up".
Ratoaths manager also threatened legal action should any other team win the league.
Garda Escort for the Nippers.
The Nifty Nippers' team bus needed Garda protection on their short trip back to Ashbourne. 2 squad cars and 2 riot vans were called in after a robust "friendly" with six yellow cards and 3 injuries which the Nippers won 3-0.
A local Garda spokesman said:"Basically, if the worst case scenario occurred, we wanted to be ready."
When asked did they expect violence from the crowd, he replied: "Hell no. We were protecting the crowd. You can't be too careful around Ashbourne guys with drink on them."