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A Gloriously Unlikely Irish Football Sign Made An Appearance At The Royal Rumble

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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We love the Royal Rumble. Granted, we may not be as clear on the storylines as we were back in the heyday of the Attitude Era but every year we take an awful lot of pleasure in staying up to cover it from the entirely clouded point of view.

We did it again this year and *Spoiler Alert* shit got real as Triple H (HHH?), looking buffer than a man of nearly fifty years is ever likely to be, only went and claimed the Heavyweight title after a bit of drama with Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Sheamus.

It was glorious in a comfortingly nostalgic kind of way. However, it was also glorious in a manner which few would have expected. As far as WWE fan signage goes, you'll rarely see anything to get you too excited. We can't say that for certain of course given that we've allowed our WWE fandom to slip significantly.


However, what we can say for certain, is that it's highly unlikely you'll have seen anything as wonderfully unexpected as a call for Martin O'Neill to look outside the Football League and reward a former League of Ireland favourite for one hell of a prolific season. (Continued below)

See also: The 2016 Royal Rumble As Seen By A Skeptical Former Wrestling Fan

Andrew Newman, a diehard Grimsby Town fan, took the time to let the wrestling world know that, such is Padraig Amond's form for his beloved Mariners this season, Martin O'Neill could do a lot worse than taking a look at the Carlow man ahead of Euro 2016.

That may seem somewhat unlikely but when you see the kind of run the former Sligo striker is on at the moment, it's easy to see why Newman is so keen to get him a bit of international recognition. Heading into this weekend, twenty league goals since his summer move from Morecambe has gone a hell of a long way to getting Grimsby into the Conference promotion reckoning.

A 5-0 win over Altrincham on Saturday saw Amond grab his 21st of the season and put him one clear at the top of the scoring charts in the Conference. If it's not worth a call up for Ireland, then it's at least worth a shout-out at the Royal Rumble.



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