My Irish friends remain angry that the French team and not their own is in the World Cup after the ‘hand of Henry’ play. My take: The organizers knew the Irish would have rolled to massive victories and destroyed not only the morale of every other team but also the future of the sport. It’s kind of like how you can’t have Karl Long, owner of Paddy O’Shea’s, on Dancing With the Stars — nothing could ever beat that. At least that’s my conspiracy theory and I’m sticking to it.
Despite the injustice, World Cup 2010 will go on and the aforementioned Long is offering readers of this blog a chance to win 15 pints of Guinness.
How to enter? Leave a comment and tell us which two teams you think will make the World Cup final and the score. Then check back next Monday to see who is the winner of the draw. (Hint: The answer is Ghana 2, Italy 1.) The deadline is 5 PM, Friday, April 16, and there is a limit of one entry per person.
Also look for Paddy O’Shea’s to offer some specials during the World Cup. Word is the bar will have a draw for six Irish Car Bomb shots every time a team scores against France, as well as three pints of Guinness for a red card and three shots of Jameson for a yellow card, again, against France. Word also has it anyone wearing a Henry jersey gets a discount on Kronenberg draft.