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What better way to celebrate yesterday’s victory than with a nice cold beer?! Well, there is a group of supporters that can do that at every Inter game, black and blue scarf on one hand and a glass of Guinness on the other! And if you don’t trust me, look at their logo and go ahead and drink, sorry, read this article! Slainte!!!

When and how was your club created?

The club was created in July 2010, we were already a fairly big group of Inter fans gathering every week at the same pub to watch the matches. After the Triplete we  decided to make it official and created the club. The idea came to few of us, but actively 5 of us started the club: Domenico, Francesco, Filippo, Gabriele and Claudio. Domenico has been the president since the beginning, then he moved to another Country with his family in 2017 and now the new president is Raffaele.
In Dublin, there is a big Italian community, and obviously football is a great way to meet Italians. After the Triplete we decided to create the club and since then we keep watching the games together at the same pub.

 

How many members did you have at the beginning? and How many do you have now?

At the beginning we barely reached 50 members which was the minimum number to be officially recognized by the Centro Coordinamento Inter Club. This year we are 88 members, our record so far, but we aim to reach 100 members soon.
Are the members Italians only or everybody is welcome at the Club?
We have 7 irish members at the moment, so about 10%. Inter and Serie A in general are not very followed here, true soccer fans know Inter as a team but not our current roster. In general, locals are not really into soccer and consider Italian Serie A as a lower level compared to the Premier League,

How often do you meet up and where?

We meet at every Inter match at the Woolshed Pub, any Inter fan that comes to Dublin is welcome to join us. We are present on all the social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; it is easy to find us .

How often do you go to San Siro (as a club)?

Some of us have the annual subscription to San Siro, but as a club it is quite hard for us to go to San Siro as club; but many of us go to San Siro few times a year. We went as club to London for Tottenham-Inter ins November, 18 of us went.

How old is your youngest member? The oldest?

The youngest is 3 years old, the oldest is 67

Do you have any particular story you would like to share?

Inter played a friendly match her in Ireland in 2015. We were able to get in touch with the club and we met the team and Zanetti. The signed our banner and took pictures with us. Meet our idol Zanetti has been a dream that came true.

What represents Inter for you?

Inter for us means brotherhood, we are brothers of the world. Inter means : passion, joy, friendship, strength, honor, fair play.

Is there a particular player linked to your club or that you would like to have as a guest?

We had already Zanetti as guest, so we are already very happy for that. We would like to have more players as guests of course, it is hard to pick only 1 player, we believe that Nicola Berti would be a great guest, he is a real interista and we are sure he would enjoy a pint of Guinness with us.

Is there any special tradition within the club?

We have a dinner all together at the end of the season, to celebrate the club and our friendship.

Are you linked with any other Inter Club or would you like to?

No we are not, but we would like to do it.

What’s the craziest thing a member of your club did for an Inter game?

One of our members, years ago went to watch Arsenal-Inter, when we won 3-o at Highbury. He said to his mother that he was in Rome working as usual, but instead he was at the stadium. His seat was at pitch level and he had an Inter scarf, the Italian TV shoot him and everyone that was seeing the match on TV saw him. It was not easy for him to explain to his mother that he was not actually in Rome

Is there any player from your country that you would like to see at inter?

We don’t really know any good Irish player who could play for Inter… Irish soccer lever is pretty low and their championship is to consider as an Italian Serie C. The few good leve players they have move to Premier League but none of them is worth it to play a key role in a big team.

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