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18th Oct 2017

Home and Away’s Alf Stewart sends brilliant response to Cork City’s league win

This is class

Patrick McCarry

“Anyone can have a quiet decade!”

We always knew Alf Stewart would be a fan of the Leesiders. The man is a rebel at heart.

Cork City clinched their first League of Ireland title for a dozen years, last night, after securing the point they required in a 0-0 draw with Derry City.

Played in a Turners Cross stadium that was not at maximum capacity, due to damage incurred during ex-Hurrican Ophelia, John Caulfield’s men did what was required to get over the line. Having stormed ahead early doors in the Airtricity League, City stumbled towards the title but that did not detract a single pinch of sweetness from the achievement.

Following the game, Cork captain Alan Bennett paid tribute to all involved at the club but showed real class in remembering Derry near the end of season in which they lost their own captain, Ryan McBride.

There were tremendous scenes at the Cross, which stretched long into the night.

The Cork lads will, no doubt, stretch the celebrations an extra 24 hours and the lovely message from Ray Meagher, who plays Stewart in the popular Aussie soap Home & Away, will be played on a loop. Meagher declared:

“Congratulations to all at Cork City. Well done guys.

“Don’t worry about the last 10 or 12 years – anyone can have a quiet decade. But now, you’re the champions. Good on ya!”

Marvellous stuff.

Alf Stewart is already a legend in this country and this lovely message merely adds to that. Superb.