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'It's A Bit Of A Rugby Nation' - Bohs Striker Makes Appearance On 'Countdown'

'It's A Bit Of A Rugby Nation' - Bohs Striker Makes Appearance On 'Countdown'
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Dinny Corcoran made a surprise appearance on Channel 4's Countdown on Monday afternoon.

The show aired at 2:10pm. Just two hours earlier, the Bohs striker was named League of Ireland Player of the Month for February.

"Of course, it's a bit of a rugby nation but you get a decent following, do you?" asked host Nick Hewer.

"Yeah, it's not bad. The way the rugby's going at the moment, there's a lot of fans for that," Corcoran answered diplomatically.

The 30-year-old acquitted himself well against tough opposition - a retired librarian from Lutterworth named Maggie Barlow.


After a tough start - Corcoran found himself 22-0 down at the first ad break - he finally got on the scoreboard with an eight-letter word, 'enlarges'.

A couple of rounds earlier, the professional footballer amusingly found himself with a target of 442 in the numbers round. Rachel Riley was the only one to spot the opportunity for a joke.


It was in the third numbers round where Corcoran began to close the gap. He followed that up with the five-letter 'Demon' while Maggie floundered with a risky eight, 'compends', which is not in the modern dictionary.

That scoreline - 55-36 - was as close as Corcoran got. Maggie eventually won 97-50. That included her finding a swift solution to the conundrum.

The answer was 'washboard'.


Daniel left with a Countdown goodie bag.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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