A plaque has been erected in honour of Ross O'Carroll Kelly in the fictional character's favourite drinking spot, Dublin pub Kiely's.
O'Carroll Kelly creator, Irish Times columnist and writer Paul Howard tweeted last night from @RossOCK "Tonight, in @Kielysdonnyb I will be receiving an honour I've dreamed about my entire basic life. It's better than an Ireland cap..."
The plaque, which has been significantly placed over the urinals in the gents toilets, reads: "This plaque has been erected in honour of Ross O'Carroll Kelly who hit and missed here for many years."
Howard explained the relevance of the plaque and its home to Ryan Tubridy this morning on Tubridy on 2fm: "It's been a running joke in the Ross O'Carroll Kelly books for years and in The Irish Times coloumn, that this is where most of Ross' rugby talent went, into the trough in Kiely's.
"The joke has been that one day he hoped the management might see their way clear to erect some kind of memorial to commemorate the fact.
"Pat and Mary [Crimin] the very nice couple who own the pub, phoned me a couple of days ago and said they wanted to finally honour Ross in this way!"
Tonight, it was my great pleasure to unveil it in the gents. Better than an Ireland cap... pic.twitter.com/ywb9l4GkYA— Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (@RossOCK) January 27, 2014