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This Dutch Tourist Has A Brilliant Account Of Visiting Ireland And The North Dublin Derby

This Dutch Tourist Has A Brilliant Account Of Visiting Ireland And The North Dublin Derby

There were fireworks in the first round of the FAI Cup in Dalymount Park as Bohemians completed a sensational comeback against Shelbourne to progress 3-2.

In a game that brought former Bohemians player Ian Morris back in his new role as Shelbourne manager, the First Divison side led 2-0 after 81 minutes after goals from Ciarán Kilduff and Shane Farrell.

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However, Jaze Kabia was sent off after an off-the-ball incident and hometown hero Keith Buckley struck late to ensure a nervy finish. It took a Danny Mandroiu double to ultimately break Shelbourne hearts and ensure the home side were the victors in the North Dublin derby.

Watching it all unfold was Dutch tourist Robert Visscher. The journalist was in Dublin for the tie and decided to visit Dalymount and detail his experience on Twitter. He was overjoyed with what he encountered.

This is the best game of another club I have ever visited. From 0-2 to 3-2. Stadium in the back yard of residential houses, fanatic supporters singing the entire game and pyro. You can buy one ticket for the branch through the home club. You will not be searched. Beautiful.

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He finished on a note about the Irish football landscape.

"People walk here in Dublin shirts from Liverpool and Man Utd. Also, the people we do our home exchange with all have Chelsea stuff at home. All that while you have such a beautiful club with a ditto stadium in the city. Incomprehensible to me. #supportyourlocal"

The head might be repulsive but the roots of Irish football continue to produce nices of amusement and authenticity like Friday.

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