This reporter called to Ballybough Street during the week, along with Eddie Buckley (OLG Chairman), Brian Murphy (Hurling & Football Chairman) and Aidan Fogarty (Senior Team Manager). Pat was in rare form and it wasn’t long before he explained to us - the reason why. A forty-to-one shot had somehow managed to negotiate the famous Cheltenham jumps and come home ahead of the rest of the field in order to make Pat Carroll a very happy man!
Pat told me he’s been in the pub business for over thirty years now. He started out back in 1977. His first stand was in the old Kilkenny Arcade. He then moved to his present location across from the army barracks and hasn’t looked back since. Pat employs four staff and his natural affiliation with the O’Loughlin Gaels club has grown organically over time. Stalwart OLG half-forward – Alan Geoghegan is Pat’s son-in-law and goalkeeper – Stephen Murphy is his nephew. Once again Pat, thank you for your generosity. We hope to repay you on the field of play.