This Junior hurling trophy ended up in the lost and found after an epic night out in Coppers 7 years ago

This Junior hurling trophy ended up in the lost and found after an epic night out in Coppers

It really doesn't get more Irish than losing a junior hurling trophy in Coppers on a night out

As any good junior hurler will know, no glorious victory is complete without taking the obligatory trip to Coppers that evening for the celebratory pint, with your medal and possibly even the trophy itself in tow.

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That was certainly the case for the lads of St Judes who claimed victory over Castlenock at the end of last month by a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-13, and the team were obviously delighted.

Garreth Collins and his team mates duly went out to celebrate to the spiritual home of all GAA celebrations, Copper Face Jacks, but it seems that things got a little hazy at one stage of the night, and they awoke to find that they were no longer in possession of the treasured trophy. So what's the next logical step? Get on to the lads at Coppers and see if they happened to have found it.

Being the sound types that they are, Coppers got straight back on to them and put Garreth in touch with lost property, who did indeed have the precious item in their grasp.

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The mystery remained as to what happened, but thanks to the helpful Coppers staff, that last chapter was also filled in for what must surely have been a collection of bleary-eyed and sore-headed young fellas the next day, as it turns out that the staff behind the bar took it off them for its (and we presume their) own safety. A great bunch of lads.

A hat tip to Conor McLoughlin for finding this particular gem