17 Mar 07, 02:34 PM
Kingston – St Patrick is convinced Ireland would follow up Thursday’s remarkable tie with Zimbabwe by sweeping aside Pakistan.
“St Patrick’s going to perform his greatest miracle yet today,” he said, with a thronging mass cheering his every word and an RTE crew relaying his message back home.
“We killed off all the snakes in Ireland and now we’re going to win our first World Cup game.”
“Unfortunately, the Jamaican police were not believers… in the art of fun and decided to pull the divine one aside for a quick chat. It was one of those Santa Claus having his beard ripped off moments as St Patrick, aka Dave O’Connor from County Dublin, disconsolately handed over his staff for safekeeping.
You need permission for everything at this tournament and there was no way Dave was getting his instrument through to the Party Stand.