plastic Paddy


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plastic Paddy

n
informal a person who, although not born in Ireland, is of Irish descent and places great importance on Irishness
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I may just describe myself on the census as English Scouser, but never Plastic Paddy.
They would give it the Plastic Paddy stuff and I would tell them 'My mother is called Theresa O'Malley.
I thought little of that missed opportunity as we sat in some plastic Paddy pub.
Chris, of Playdell Close in Willenhall, was affectionately known as Plastic Paddy to his mates because of his Irish roots.
That's despite being termed a Plastic Paddy in the birthplace of my parents," he said.
The jockey came home in style on Plastic Paddy in the Weatherby `Stars Of Tomorrow' Intermediate Open National Hunt Race and Chopneyev, who took the Bet With Ladbrokes Handicap.
At Warwick, Andrew Thornton landed a double with Dorans Gold and Coolsan before starting a 10-day ban handed down for taking the wrong course at Cheltenham while Warren Marston - who suffered the same fate - was also double happy when booting home Plastic Paddy and Chopneyev at Uttoxeter.
Pogue Mahone and Shenanigans are not related, but they have one important thing in common: they are the real deal - proper pubs, not plastic Paddy Oirish theme pubs.
Hot on the heels of similar incidents at Towcester and Ludlow this month, the conditional jockey was suspended for 13 days following his error on Plastic Paddy in the opening novices' hurdle.
It's no bad thing of course - if they ever fall on hard times they'll always get a gig in the plastic Paddy bars - and as their mates the Levellers have found, the mix of folk, rock and fiddle is a difficult one to resist.
I think it is a sad day when you turn your back on the country of your birth and become a plastic paddy.