Dublin Bus have announced that they will be expanding their bandwagon services after today’s Leinster football final was won by the Dublin team as they overcame Meath in Croke Park 2-15 to 0-14 points to secure their 8th Leinster title.
Bandwagon numbers had been increasing steadily over the course of the championship, with Dublin Bus noting a 50% increase in users of the service.
They are expecting a huge surge in passengers from this evening onwards, as people who don’t know what a Croke Park is come out and suddenly declare that they are hardcore Dublin supporters.
The bandwagons will cater for a diverse audience, with everyone from young children, to loud hunzos and even posh rugby lads from the southside expected to hop on, as the Dublin team chase more glory and success.
The bandwagon’s final stop will be Drumcondra, where the passengers will be able to get off in their newly purchased jerseys and shout at the TV in numerous pubs in the area – pretending as if they know what they’re on about.
The bandwagon will come with informational leaflets for passengers too. It will teach them a variety of slogans and phrases that they can use in a pub or stadium setting, like, “Ah for fuck sake ref”, “It has to at least be a 45” and “I was fairly handy meself at the auld GAA, but me knees went, dya know. But sure the young lad plays a bit now and I do try me best to get to as many of his matches as possible, whenever I’m not in the Taxi or anything you know”.
Dublin Bus have said they are delighted to be able to provide more bandwagons for the city but don’t expect the service to become a long term regular one, as once the championship is over, passenger numbers will drop off significantly.