Tue. Jan 19th, 2021

A Meigh man is gearing up to become the country’s most passionate rugby fan from today onwards, and it’s expected to last at least a few weeks.

Brian Marmion, who deems any other sport that doesn’t involve a ruck to be homosexual in nature, religiously dedicates himself to the age-old game for a full month, usually around February time.

Marmion told Newry Spud:

“Look at how passionate and gritty the players are, it makes me so proud. Although it’s no wonder they are so passionate, they only play once a year, so they have to impress during this one month they are let out”.

“I’m not certain where they go once the Six Nations is over. I guess they just begin training for another full year ready for next February. Or perhaps they hibernate, or just cease to exist entirely; they are very God-like after all”.

Brian’s commitment to the sport was thrown into question however, when he was asked for his thoughts on the new rules surrounding uncontested scrums, to which he replied: “erm…Come on Ireland, yeeooo!”

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