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Playing ball: IFA chief Patrick Nelson expects the Irish Cup to be finished

Playing ball: IFA chief Patrick Nelson expects the Irish Cup to be finished

Playing ball: IFA chief Patrick Nelson expects the Irish Cup to be finished

During a momentary break from lockdown this week, I set off with a spring in my step to take my four-legged chum for his daily dander through the fields.

Whilst panting across the sward - and the mutt was quite tired, too - I took a well-earned break when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a discernible shaking of the undergrowth and the unmistakable rustling of leaves.

Shielding his eyes from the searing rays, a figure emerged, bedraggled, confused, with clothes ripped and torn, hair down to his waist and he approached as I tentatively beckoned him closer.