There’s nothing as painful as following a match by text updates, not least an FAI Cup Semi-Final. With work obligations, I was destined to follow Pats yeterday through a series of sporadic text messages from the brother. The first one, that “in a moment of unprecedented football history, Dundalk are two-nil up before kick-off”, raised a smile at least.
This image above, from one of the weekly club photographers Photopat, really captures it for me. Last year, the banner in the semi-final against Shelbourne told the lads to ‘Rise like lions after slumber’. This year, the lions have certainly risen.
The last time we won the cup, the Irish Press was still in existence!