Father Deccie gives protégé ROG the boot instead of kicking boots
DK: Ronan, a quick word. Look we go back a long way so I’m going to say it you you straight.
ROG: What the f*** is that supposed to mean?
DK : Well this is a massive game for me, sorry not me, forget me, it’s nothing to do with me. I’m just a coach who has no interest in a new contract, no, no, it’s a huge game for YOU, well not just you, but for all the lads, but I just wanted to be sure you’re feeling up to the . . .
ROG: Up to the what?
DK: Well up to the p . . .
ROG: Up to the pressure? Go on say it!! YOU THINK I CAN’T HANDLE THE PRESSURE IS IT?
DK: Jesus reel it in there Ronan. No, no, never, you’re the best okay! The penalties that’s what I was going to say. Like out of the hands? You happy to take those on too
ROG? Like with everything else that’s . . .
ROG: Course I’m up to taking the ****ing penalties, who else’d take ’em?
DK: Well I was thinking, if you were having an off day maybe . . .
ROG: Off day, I’ll give you an off day, how about a f*** off day. Listen if it wasn’t for my boot you wouldn’t even be in this job so don’t give me that b*****.
DK: No, no, sorry Ronan I know that. You’re my number one . . . eh or so.
ROG: Yea whatever. Who you puttin’ on the bench? It better not be that Madigan poser.
DK (Quietly): No, well now this is what I wanted to say to you. I’m eh putting eh . . . I’m actually putting YOU on the eh, on the bench eh . . .
DK: We’re going to go with Jacko.
DK: You know the young Ulster fella. Good steady lad, no airs and graces. Looks like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. There he is.
Deccie nods to Paddy J who is lining up a kick.
ROG: Jeez him? For the last month I assumed he was just a ball boy!
DK: No, no he’s starting on Sunday.
ROG: And I’m on the bench?
DK: That’s right.
ROG: And who’ll do the kicking?
Deccie nods in the same direction as Jackson shanks one under the bar.
ROG: Good call Deccie. Good call!
Well he can’t be accused of being conservative now can he! Wrong? Maybe. Mad? Perhaps. Either way he might be the first Munsterman in Murrayfield to start “Stand up for the Ulstermen”.