One opportunistic Clonmel fan was last week looking to fund his airfare to London for the crunch tie this Saturday, by placing the pants of his team’s star man for sale on the internet.
Michael Quinlivan was the man who scored in the death of injury time in the Munster SFC final to prise a 0-9 to 0-7 victory away from the 15-time winning Nemo Rangers. But one fan has humourously placed the following post on adverts.ie, an Irish internet-based marketplace, with an asking price of 157 (£113), the cost of his flights to London.
“I am reluctantly selling a pair of Tipp Footballing star Michael Quinlivan’s used boxer shorts. I have a genuine reason for selling – trying to raise funds to pay for my 157 flight to London for the All-Ireland club quarter-final.
“This is a collector’s item of clothing and has been worn by ‘MQ14’ at least 4 times. They are rumoured to be the very shorts worn by Michael when his glorious left leg sunk the might of Nemo Rangers on Sunday 29/11/15 (this rumour cannot be confirmed).
“The boxers were found in Larkin’s early house pub in Clonmel the morning after Commercials won the Munster senior club football final.
“There is a slight bit of stretching on the thigh elastics due to Michael’s enormous quads. “The brand of the boxers are ‘Aeropostale’.
The cotton tag has been ripped from the boxers. It is believed that this was causing Michael to chafe when he was jumping to field high ball.