What a Tuesday night David McMillan had. Scoring two goals on a European night, becoming the all time leading League of Ireland scorer in the Champions League, and the top scorer in this seasons' tournament was the icing on the cake that was Dundalk's qualification into the playoff round of the featured European football tournament.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that McMillan would want to celebrate, but he had to be in bright and early for work the next morning. The Dubliner went home early to return to O'Brien Finucane Architects this morning, and the forward spoke to the Sun about how accommodating his employers have been:
With work, they’ve been brilliant with me. They’ve been fantastic, giving me this opportunity to work while still playing football.
McMillan is trying to get registered with theRoyal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, so he can go on his own as a sole practitioner and choose his own hours, and pursue his footballing career. Until then though, he's at the mercy of his bosses.
He's meant to be working 20 hours a week, but that has been difficulty in the last few weeks.
My job description would say I’d do 20 hours. In a normal week, I’d cover that comfortably, if not more. The last few weeks have been a stretch and I’m starting to push my holidays a bit far. But they’ve been very accommodating.
Hopefully they’re happy enough, because there are more nights to come.
There may be more nights to come, but it's always sweeter coming in the next morning when you win.
But one of my bosses was at the game and said it was one of the best matches he’s ever been at.