Il n'y avait pas qu'une rencontre de Rugby d'historique ce weekend, il y avait aussi le Premier Festival Father Ted: TED Fest !!
Revue de presse:
Yahoo! News: Le premier Festival Father Ted au monde recoit les legendes du football Tony Cascarino et John Aldridge
Sky News: Bless you Father
The Irish Independent: Match to decide 'Fr Ted' festival rights
Lorna Siggins, Western Correspondent
There may be no rows about flags and anthems, no protests, no queues and no ticket touts. However, if it's ancient rivalries and historic battles you want, forget about Croke Park - Kilronan's beach is the place to be at low tide tomorrow on the Aran island of Inis Mór.
Even Irish World Cup legends John Aldridge and Tony Cascarino are said to be nervous about the outcome of the Craggy Cup. Both were hired to train the two island teams competing for the right to hold next year's Friends of Ted festival. "Training" means catching a weekend ferry or aircraft on time and ensuring the rival Inis Mór and Inis Oirr players are not tempted to revert to Gaelic football during the five-a-side soccer match.
The fact that Father Ted, the Channel 4 series starring Dermot Morgan, was not filmed on either island, but in Co Clare, is a minor detail - as it was for the organisers of the inaugural Father Ted gathering, Peter Philips and Fergal McGrath.
"We actually thought about Inishbofin originally," Mr Philips said. He says the "row" that erupted between Inis Mór and Inis Oirr over the right to hold the event was not a marketing ploy. "I suggested we settle it with a five-a-side match, by which time I was already getting calls from television stations in Australia and Canada."
BBC: World Cup stars sign for Fr Ted
The festival was organised by a group of friends from Galway to mark the ninth anniversary of the death of comic Dermot Morgan, the star of the Channel 4 series. The organisers hope to limit the event to 100 lucky fans, and a proportion of ticket sales will go towards Croi, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation.
The event has generated so much publicity that Dublin-based bookmaker Paddy Power has even begun taking bets on the outcome of the match.
The festival features an array of themed events associated with the comedy series, such as the Father Jack Cocktail Evening, the Father Dougal Breakfast Movie Charades, the Lovely Girls Contest and Charity Auction and A Song for Europe. Also featured on the bill are the Toilet Duck Comedy Awards, Crazy Golf, Hide A Nun and Seek, Ludo Aerobics, Buckeroo Speed Dating and a Ferrero Rocher Quiz Night.
Huge I tell you! No, Mrs Doyle, there's nothing mad about football... or the Father Ted general enthusiasm taking up the world!
Don't forget to visit Friends of Ted of even join the virtual parish. Ah go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on !
Here's where the 5-a-side game idea comes from: Escape to Victory!