YOU CAN’T beat a good old post-match banter and last weekend the Wicklow Senior footballers certainly obliged for their Twitter followers.
Over the past while, Blessington supremo, Anthony McLoughlin has offered pearls of wisdom in the hours after the final whistle.
However on Sunday evening, with no pearl appearing on the old Twitter machine, his Wicklow colleague, Daragh O’Sullivan, became slightly impatient.
Daragh O'Sullivan @TheSluman13 - @Antomac89 - I'm waiting on your post match tweet??
To which the rarely spotted on Twitter, Rathnew’s Damien Power, chirped in - damien power - @damopower12 - @TheSluman13 @Antomac89 - it's tradition.
There then arose a discussion concerning Anthony having received some advice on using the Twitter machine from his Baltinglass friend, John McGrath. But, still waiting on that pearl, Daragh O’Sullivan was having none of it.
Daragh O'Sullivan - @TheSluman13 - @damopower12 @Antomac89 - it's got nout to do with @john_mc_grath I'll give you ten mins.
But McGrath’s intervention had shaken McLoughlin to the core.
Anthony McLoughlin - @Antomac89 - @TheSluman13 @damopower12 @john_mc_grath - confidence is shook.
Quick to assuage any hurt the Baltinglass maestro offered a helping hand - John McGrath - @john_mc_grath - @Antomac89 @TheSluman13 @damopower12 I'll help you with it Anto #roleonnextweek - before taking us all on a little tangent into the Twilight Zone - P.S. #grease is on E4 now #someshow #oldie. But wait, there was worse to come. John McGrath - @john_mc_grath - @Antomac89 @TheSluman13 @damopower12 - I feel a song coming on #Greased #ohsandy #drivein And then he was in free fall mode. John McGrath - @john_mc_grath - @Antomac89 @TheSluman13 @damopower12 In fairness Sandy can do both #naughty & #nice #transformation #grease #bettershapeup
The Straight-talking ‘Sluman’ (Daragh O’Sullivan) tried to nip McGrath’s enthusiasm in the bud.
Daragh O'Sullivan - @TheSluman13 @john_mc_grath @Antomac89 @damopower12 - you drunk or what??
McGrath, hurt by this attack on his musical taste, hit back immediately.
@john_mc_grath - @TheSluman13 @Antomac89 @damopower12 - A guy can enjoy #grease without a alcoholic beverages #Travolta is an inspiration.
But then, fresh from his match-saving tackle in the Wicklow v Waterford game in Aughrim the cool-headed Damien Power weighed in with some common sense.
damien power @damopower12 - @john_mc_grath @TheSluman13 @Antomac89 - preferred him in Saturday night fever #jivetalkin.
Appreciating this cultural wisdom, Daragh O'Sullivan commended Power on his actions.
@TheSluman13 - @damopower12 @john_mc_grath @Antomac89 - boy Damo you don't come that often but when you do it makes sense??