It’s one for the comedians.
Not quite a joke, but not the ideal according to CIE Ranch manager Keith Cronin.
The Ranch have drawn near by rivals Dublin Bus in the first round of the FAI Senior Cup and while those with ‘two buses at once’ jokes are reviling in the pairing Cronin would have preferred to have drawn a League of Ireland side.
Dublin Bus, who are now managed by former Tolka Rovers and Cherry Orchard Paul Doyle, may provide the Senior 1A side with easier passage to the round 2, but a LOI side would have proved more lucrative for the club.
“I’ve heard them all – it’s good craic,” Cronin told the Dublin Gazette.
“I heard one there last week about if you can’t get into the CIE Ranch and Dublin Bus game with a leap card then there’s something wrong!
“Obviously we would have liked a big Dublin club, for the financial side of it, but we’ll go and give it everything. I’m sure Dublin Bus will be quietly confident of beating us.”
“When it came to the draw and we had four clubs, we were all looking to avoid each other.
“That was a fantastic draw for Inchicore, another club on the up that’s really pushed themselves.
“If we get through this draw, we’re nearly guaranteed a big club. You’d be unlucky if you didn’t get a League of Ireland club.”