30 Sept 2022

WATCH: Early throw-in for Offaly/Laois game has us all thinking of THIS D'Unbelievables sketch

What time will we have the dinner?

The 12.30pm throw-in time for Offaly's crucial Division 1B Hurling clash with neighbours Laois this weekend has drawn criticism in some quarters.

Some commentators have also criticised the fact that the hurlers is the curtain-raiser for the footballers who have lost all three league games so far and face their toughest test to date against Armagh at 2.30pm in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park on Sunday. 

It's worth pointing out that at this time of year, it would be commonplace for hurling games to go first due to the surface, but nevertheless, the early throw-in has got fans thinking of this famous 'back of the church' sketch from the D'Unbelievables. 

In it, Pat Shortt and John Kenny set themselves up at the back of the church and discuss the patrons as well as that day's match. The timing of the dinner becomes the sole focus, and hilarity ensues.

Willie says he's having the dinner at half 12, but Mikey has other ideas to get a good run at the day, and Offaly and Laois fans will have to be of the same mind this Sunday to make the 12.30pm throw-in. 

Jump to around three minutes into the video at the top of the article to watch the moment Mikey reveals his plan for the day. 

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