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The 7 best dining experiences at Irish sporting events

Have you got your ‘hang’ sandwiches ready?

EATING AND DRINKING at Irish sports fixtures is an experience that can’t be matched anywhere in the world.

Here’s why:

Chips ALWAYS taste better out of van

French Fries
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And we'll have all of the salt and vinegar please.

You don't mind using a communal plastic spoon to stir your tea

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Especially not if the person ahead of you is a former Lions coach.

You can get five chocolate bars for €2 at every GAA ground in the country

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They used to be five for £1 but we guess that's what they call inflation.

A cup of Bovril never tastes better than from the Reds Shop in Tolka Park

Love it
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Though we don't think anyone really wants to know what's actually in Bovril.

Your coat pockets are the best place to keep jumbo sausage rolls warm

Sausage Roll
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Two pockets. Two sausage rolls. One for each half. Perfect.

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A few bags of crisps always goes down well with the lads

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Though we wouldn't recommend eating them in a suit.

And being Irish allows you to have 'hang' sandwiches and a flask of tea in the boot of your car on an away trip without any feelings of shame

Ham Sammich with Ants
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Because Al Fresco wasn't just your dad's Italian cousin and we all know sandwiches are bio-degradable.

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