Sport is full of tough places to go. Per capita, sport might well have more tough places to go than any other industry on earth.
A Tough Place To Go is rarely a term of endearment – often used by big clubs to refer to places where the home team have the audaciousness to not just roll over and lose.
Madagascan international Bastien Héry brought this favourite football cliché (fittingly) to something of a crescendo on signing for Finn Harps from Bohs.
Héry, a League of Ireland veteran, posed with his new club’s shirt at Finn Park before declaring the same ground was “a tough place to go.”
And he’s not wrong – there’s no trains, the northbound roads range from great to terrible and there’s always a big traffic jam on the one road into Ballybofey.
You’d be quicker walking (correction – you would not.)
That might not be quite what the Paris-born midfielder meant but it’s fair to say that the Tough Place To Go is a universal concept that transcends sports and, indeed, languages.
At Dublin Live, we’re always striving to bring you the most up to date information about what’s going on.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the Tough Places To Go this weekend so you can avoid them or, if you’re particularly tough, so you can go to them.
The following places are tough places to go this weekend:
“Carlow is a tough place to go and get a win.”
Carlow is a tough place to go in general but this week in particular it’s a tough place to go and get a win, according to Killester coach Karl Kilbride ( Galway Bay FM )
“When we’ve played them I thought they’ve been decent and they’ve been robust so it’ll be a tough place to go.”
As Threave Rovers travel to Wigtown on Saturday, boss Vinnie Parker warns there will be a price toupée if they underestimate their opponents ( Daily Record )
“We know it is a tough place to go, Bordeaux are flying at the moment.”
“I’ve got an idea in my head what will get us there (play-offs), but we’re looking one game at a time and the most important game is Poole away on Saturday, which is a tough game and a tough place to go.”
“I think it’s two of the next three games are Sunderland and Ipswich, who are heavily spending and heavily recruiting teams
“It’s going to be tough and challenging with Shrewsbury inbetween which is always a tough place to go, so it doesn’t get any easier but things are getting better for us even though it doesn’t feel like it right now.”