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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The co-headline event sees Dubliner Dean Byrne clash with Galway-born Peter McDonagh for the vacant Irish welterweight title and tensions are high between the pair since Byrne labelled the London-raised McDonagh a "Plastic Paddy".
I may just describe myself on the census as English Scouser, but never Plastic Paddy. They have enough of them in the USA!
They would give it the Plastic Paddy stuff and I would tell them 'My mother is called Theresa O'Malley.
The Goose in Romford is owned by pub giants Mitchells and Butlers - the same company who own the huge Irish-themed O'Neill's chain of pubs known as "Plastic Paddy" drinking houses by Irish people living in Britain.
She said these included making references to the Irish potato famine, suggesting he and his family led a criminal lifestyle and calling him a "plastic paddy".
Explosive Davis is known as The Irish Hand Grenade, but fearless Hardy has been working hard to get under his skin, calling the American a 'plastic Paddy' and comparing his website to a pub on St Patrick's Day.
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.
A THIRD of people living across the United Kingdom suffer from "plastic paddy syndrome".
SINGER-turned-DJ Boy George has spoken of how he's called a 'Plastic Paddy' when visiting Ireland.
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.