July 30, 2015
You can’t keep a good man down – Jimmy Wylie was already on his feet when he got an unexpected visit from club captain (and fellow walking wounded!) Derek Pender at the Mater Hospital today.
As explained by his daughter Paula on Liveline, 88-year-old former Bohemians commissionaire Jimmy was waiting for the 46A to bring him to Dalymount ahead of last Friday’s game against Derry City when he was knocked to the ground by a man running to catch a bus.
Helped up by passers-by, a determined Jimmy made it as far as Dalymount Lane before accepting he needed some help.
Assisted by club stewards and St John’s Ambulance staff, Jimmy was brought to the Mater Hospital where it was discovered he had fractured his pelvis in the fall. He has been in good spirits recovering in the Mater since.
Keen to move on and eager get back to full fitness, Jimmy instead took aim at the league’s fixture list for causing the incident and quipped: “Why did we have two home league games in a row? We used to only play at home once every fortnight.
“That’s the way it should be. I wouldn’t have even been on O’Connell St waiting for a bus if the fixtures list was arranged the way it used to be.”