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The Match-Day Rituals Of The True Dublin Fan

The Match-Day Rituals Of The True Dublin Fan
By Conor Neville

If you, as a Dublin supporter, can succeed in following all these steps then your credentials are impeccable.

 

Eat a bowl of Coddle for breakfast

 

Watch Colm Meaney fronted documentary 'Dubs in the Rare Ould Times' on youtube at the same time every match-day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52BJudIXStE

 

Listen to the Dubliners on a ghettoblaster on the bus into the match

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa7birRBmNM

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Sink a few pints in Gills, ideally in the exact same spot where Brendan Behan had his first pint as a youngster

 

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Arrive at the ground approximately 14.5 seconds before throw-in in the Dubs game

 

Stand in the same spot in the Hill directly behind the goal

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Try and strike up a chant of 'Vinny's gonna get ya!' even though Vincent Murphy hasn't played for Dublin for many years

 

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Leap about like a maniac when Kevin McManamon scores a late winning goal

*This is contingent on Dublin not already being 20 points ahead at this stage.

 

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Pelt it back to Quinns for some Aslan tunes/the Big Tree for some, ahem, traditional Irish ballads

RTE may not like the Wolfe Tones but in the Big Tree they most certainly do

 

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Respond to a few threads on social media in which people are suggesting the Dubs should be split

Point out that Dublin have only won 'x' number of titles in your lifetime. In most counties they brag about winning stuff. In the current climate, Dublin fans have been forced to constantly allude to the times they won damn all.

 

Watch The Sunday Game and attack the (bitter) analysis of all pundits not called Ciaran Whelan

Read more: 6 Of The Greatest Enemies That Hill 16 Has Ever Known

 

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