England captain and striker Harry Kane has his roots in Connemara, which is why one Irish pub there has decided to give away a free pint for every goal he scores at the World Cup.
Molly’s Bar in Letterfrack, Co. Galway, is no stranger to the Irish side of Kane’s family, given that the Tottenham Hotspurs footballer’s dad, Pat Kane, was born in the same town. Kane’s grandfather, Michael John, is even buried in the local cemetery in Letterfrack, so the roots certainly run deep.
So far, Kane has scored six goals and helped England to win an unprecedented penalty shootout, thus breaking the infamous penalties curse the team has had at past World Cups.
Damien Lyons, the manager of Molly’s Bar, said to the Irish Sun: “Anytime the family come back from England, their first stop will always be Molly’s for a few pints.”
“Harry’s dad Pat, his brother Charlie, his uncles, cousins we know them all very well. They’ve been coming into us for donkeys years.”
Lyons went on to say that since Ireland is not in the World Cup, they would make a promotion based on their closest connection to the competition; Harry Kane. He has already earned his cousins a few pints and is expected to earn them even more at this rate; how lucky they are!
Kane himself even sent over a signed jersey over to Damien, which rests on the wall of the pub.
“It’s great because we have good numbers coming in for the World Cup and people who wouldn’t normally support England are supporting England because of Harry. We’re rooting for England. It’d be great to have someone with connections here lift a World Cup.”