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Five steps to heaven: an unlikely route to a fortune

Bertie’s in Fagan’s buying a round for the lads. Ivor’s heading for West Cork with a bit of Springsteen on the stereo. Enda and Noonan are on the town in Brussels. Here’s how to never work again.

Billy Morgan with his sons Brían (2nd from left) and Alan Morgan (2nd from right) and their cousins William Morgan (right) and Peter Morgan (left).
Billy Morgan with his sons Brían (2nd from left) and Alan Morgan (2nd from right) and their cousins William Morgan (right) and Peter Morgan (left).
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

EVERY FRIDAY WE buy a Euromillions ticket, lose it somewhere between the Kebab House and the dance floor, and wake up poorer than ever on Saturday morning.

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1. Let’s start with the footie shall we? Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park for the early kick-off in a weekend of FA Cup action.

It’s rarely clever betting on draws but I think this one has the faint scent of a stalemate about it. It’s priced at 12/5.

2. England expects! The whole of Britain will now get behind Andy Murray after the Scot sealed his place in the Australian Open final this morning.

He’ll face the Serb Novak Djokovic on Sunday night. I honestly have no idea whatsoever which way this’ll go but the Serb is at 8/11 so let’s lump on there.

3. The World Snooker shoot-out gets underway for the first time on telly tonight. The game is essentially a gimmick concocted by Barry Hearn to revolutionise the game. Looks good if you ask me.

It’s a one-frame deal with 64 of the best players in a straight knock out. Who the hell knows how it’s gonna go but Ronnie’s at 12-1. And he’s the favourite.

4. Crokes and Nemo meet on Sunday in what should be an intriguing Munster Club SFC final. The Cork side are at 5/2 to win by 1-3 points. Interesting.

5. Barcelona travel to face Hercules on Saturday night (7pm). David Trezeguet is at a generous – I think – 12-1 to score first (the former France striker is 3-1 to get on the scoresheet at any stage).

Barca would still win I’m sure, but he knows there the posts are, right?

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