Now, it seems, they are determined to conquer new fields by buying six of Belfast's best known pubs for more than £4m. But that may well be one of their greatest challenges. The pub trade has seen hard times recently and the continuing recession is stifling consumer spending. And as the brothers know from their sporting days, supporters – and customers – can be fickle.
What is encouraging is that local people are making a big investment in local businesses and we hope that the brothers' winning mentality will bring success to their venture.
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