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Why Donnybrookvale?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by G-land Express, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. G-land Express

    G-land Express Member

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    Gday everyone. Been up in Bali for a few weeks and watched us smash the broncos in a bar full of bronco supporters- they were hating it. Been reading the forum and can't work out why they call the fight at brooky v cheats donnybrookvale. Can someone fill me in?
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    The term donny brook means fight. I am sure you can figure out the rest.
     
  3. G-land Express

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    Cheers mate. Never heard that term before.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    this should explain it




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHXv0W1Los
     
  5. An Iolair

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    Donnybrook is a suburb of Dublin that used to hold horse fairs. These would attract a lot of country people and tinkers (Irish gypsies), and much heavy drinking. Invariably, a series of drunken, free-for-all fights would break out, and the term 'Donnybrook' became synonymous with wild brawls. The very clever media people managed to fuse 'Donnybrook' and 'Brookvale'.
     

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