The massive north v south Dublin snowball fight has been rescheduled for Thursday 1 year ago

The massive north v south Dublin snowball fight has been rescheduled for Thursday

You can bet on the eventual winners and the northsiders are massive favourites.

A massive snowball fight that was originally scheduled to take place at O’Connell Bridge in Dublin on Wednesday has been rescheduled for the Papal Cross at Phoenix Park at 2pm on Thursday.

Hosted by North Dublin Services on Facebook, a whopping 4,800 people have promised to attend (and, because Facebook responses are an incredibly reliable barometer of an event’s attendance, we have no reason to think a crowd of that size won't turn up) an event that pits north against south in a vicious snowball fight to the death.

Although an unofficial event, Paddy Power have even become involved, offering odds on both sides coming up trumps, odds that are weighed heavily in favour of the northsiders, who are priced at 1/5 to triumph, while the southsiders can be backed to win at odds of 3/1.

“There’s nothing like a snowball fight to settle old scores, but we have to side with the Northsiders on this one given that there’s an 83% probability that they will knock spots of the Southside snowflakes brave enough to turn up at The Phoenix Park tomorrow (Thursday),” a Paddy Power spokesperson said.

“On a separate note, this could be the perfect way for the likes of Sinn Fein and the DUP to sort out their differences.”

At a loose end in the capital tomorrow? All the details you need are right here, while if you need some tips about the rules of engagement in this type of thing, check out our guide here.