David Cameron isn't the only man who is used to being stuck deep in a Boar's Head. Sam Maguire spends a great deal of time there too, especially the day after the All-Ireland final.
God willing, in a few years time, the Sunday Game evening programme on All-Ireland football final day will be broadcast live from the Boar's Head and will be about 14 hours long, only ending when it's time for the following day's 1 o'clock News.
As of a few minutes ago, Michael Dara Macauley was still behind the bar, playing the DJ role. He is understandably 'high on life' according to one well placed observer and has been pumping out songs like the Bill Withers' classic 'Lovely Day' and, of course, Van Morrison's 'Days Like This'.
We stole a chat with Denis Bastick asking him what the hell Jim Gavin is like when he lets his hair down...
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The owner of the Boar's Head Hugh Hourican told us how the tradition of bringing the Sam Maguire down to Boar's Head the following morning got going in the first place. It has much to do with his late friend Paidi O'Se. Incidentally, Hugh is a Cavan man and he yearns for the day when a Cavan man brings the Sam Maguire to his pub the day after the All-Ireland final and it doesn't count as a felony.
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