PICS: An Irish guy sneaked his way into the Australian Open final and bagged himself a class seat 3 years ago

PICS: An Irish guy sneaked his way into the Australian Open final and bagged himself a class seat

Some brass neck on this fella, but it worked a treat.

We’ve seen in recent years that Irish people have a habit of blagging their way into major sporting events, whether it’s the Superbowl, UFC 205 or Wrestlemania.

Dubliner Jeff Dalton continued the tradition in Melbourne on Sunday, where he managed to bear witness to the latest glorious moment in the incredible career of Roger Federer, who claimed his 18th Grand Slam title with victory over his old rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller.

Jeff had bought a ground pass for the final and watched the first set on the big screen in Melbourne Park before deciding to chance his arm to see if he could gain entry to Rod Laver Arena itself.

We’ll let Jeff, a massive Roger Federer fan, take up the story from here; safe to say, it turned out to be quite the day.

Not a bad view of proceedings at all...

Cheers to James Dalton for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, send it to our WhatsApp number 087-4001102 or mail editorial@JOE.ie.