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  • Northside East

Fair City team ready for Baldoyle Utd challenge

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 1:00pm
Fair City team ready for Baldoyle Utd challenge

Baldoyle United chairman Dermot Penrose with Fair City actor Mondo (George Mahon).

Fair City team ready for Baldoyle Utd challenge

Baldoyle United chairman Dermot Penrose with Fair City actor Mondo (George Mahon).

FAIR City’s Carrigstown Crusaders have been challenged to a real match by Baldoyle United following on from what was a fictional final between the two teams on RTÉ One’s Fair City last September.

Devastated at having lost on penalties, Damien and Wayne argued the Crusaders' loss was as a result of the Baldoyle goalie being off his line. Having none of it, Baldoyle United took to Twitter to demand a retraction but after much back and forth a re-match has been set.

On Saturday, November 23 at 2pm in the grounds of Baldoyle United FC on Brookstone Road, the Carrigstown Crusaders, no longer a fictional five, will kit out in gear generously sponsored by Chill Insurance, Fair City’s sponsor, taking on Baldoyle to settle this once and for all.

Making up the team are Carrigstown favourites, George McMahon (Mondo), Maclean Burke (Damien), Ryan Andrews (Sean), Johnny Ward (Ciaran), Sorcha Furlong (Orla) Rachel Pilkington (Jane) and plenty more. Encouraging fans to make the trip to Baldoyle, Fair City’s executive producer Brigie DeCourcy said: “We’ve really enjoyed the banter on Twitter from the moment Baldoyle United reacted to Damien and Wayne and we are excited to go head-to-head on Saturday, November 23. We’re confident that we’ll put up a good fight. I would certainly encourage people to come out on the day to cheer on their favourites."

Baldoyle United PRO Dave Nutley said: "We heard that Carrigstown were whinging about the defeat. Even though we won fair and square we are giving them another chance to win the cup on November 23. But we will do our talking on the pitch."

This is a ticketed event, and all proceeds from the match will go towards St Michael’s House and the club. It is advised that fans travelling to Baldoyle carpool or use public transport where possible. The area is served by DART (Bayside) and the 29A and 32 bus.

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