What d’ya mean Ireland aren’t at the World Cup? Sure doesn’t the captain of one of the semi-finalists hail from Letterfrack, in Co. Galway? Well, his granddad did and, as always when a member of the diaspora is doing well, he’s as Irish as a packet of Tayto in our eyes.
England skipper Harry Kane has led his nation to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and the people of Galway certainly aren’t turning their nose up at the chance to take some credit.
A number of Galwegians have been wishing Harry all the best with his Russian exploits and sure lookit if they do end up winning the thing at least we’ll have something to brag about over here…
Look at the big Galway head on Harry Kane. God save Roy Keane.
— Dan Mellett (@danmellett) July 7, 2018
Harry Kane could have been number 14 tomorrow in Thurles for Galway
— Ken O’Grady (@kogrady74) July 7, 2018
I don’t remember so many Irish people backing England. This is the real peace process! Btw Harry Kane’s Dad is from Galway. #ENGSWE
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) July 7, 2018
Rumours that Harry Kane is going to forfeit his opportunity to participate in a world cup final and miss out on the golden boot so that he can line out for Galway against Kerry are greatly exaggerated. #WorldCup #eng #galvker #GAA
— orl (@cnocdua) July 4, 2018
Turns out Harry Kane’s father is called Patrick and is from a little town outside Galway. Which means ……….. it’s ok to support England today as really it’s an Irishman who’s going to hold up the World Cup if football is really coming home. ???? ???????? ????
— Darin Millar (@defencelawyer) July 7, 2018
No doubt Harry will have the GAAGO on in his Russian hotel room to catch his home county’s clash with Kilkenny today.
(header pic: @HKane on Twitter)