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Tuesday 17 October 2017

GAA star left out in cold by nightclub

Dublin nightclub Everleigh Gardens has fallen foul of a GAA star.

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea stormed to a man of the match award as his side overcame All-Ireland champions Donegal at the weekend.

However, the 23-year-old midfielder wasn't up to the challenge presented by doorstaff at the trendy nightspot.

Many of the Mayo squad hit the town on Sunday to celebrate their win but O'Shea's night was cut short when he was refused entry to Everleigh on Harcourt Street.

Yesterday, he took to Twitter to tell fans: "Good feeling waking up this morning ... focus onto the next one now ... Mayo supporters thanking you.

"Also big thanks to Grafton Lounge always look after the boys, much appreciated. On the other hand thanks to Everleigh Gardens for refusing me entry!"

The owners of the club have since apologised.

Manager Conor Buckley said it was simply a case of a mix-up at the door. "We absolutely apologise to Aidan, there must have been some mix-up.

"We had all the Mayo lads in. Shane McHale, Kevin McLaughlin and Lee Keegan. We love the GAA boys and sent them over a few celebratory drinks," he said.

Conor also denied that the club promoters prefer Ireland's rugby set over those wholesome GAA lads.

"No, no not at all," he laughed. "We love having the GAA lads in . . . There's no preference – we try to make everyone feel relaxed and want to ensure all the lads have a good time."

Everleigh is where two international rugby players enjoyed drinks and house speciality 'The Watering Can' before having a now infamous fling with a 24-year-old woman.

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