Dungannon Bookmaker Fleeced After Forgetting About The Hour Forward

Toan's at 9am

Toan’s on a normal day

An absent-minded Dungannon bookmaker lost an estimated £30’000 after forgetting to put his clock forward this morning. Toan’s admitted they were caught out badly but have vowed to make up for it by laying on bets for anything going including two men running up a road.

Punters in the town were made aware of the error after early riser and chronic gambler Kieran McGahey put a bet on a race in Australia having realised Toan’s clocks were all wrong. In addition to this, due to essential maintenance work all TVs were down. Already knowing the result, he claimed a 1-2-3 forecast and pocketed himself £250 in the process. Before long, the premises were heaving with hopeful punters. Mary Corr (71) explained:

“I hadn’t set foot in a bookies in my life. I went straight from Mass to Toan’s when I got the text from one of the altar boys during the Homily to say the bookies were on the wrong time. There must’ve been 200 people squeezed into Toan’s, all putting money on Shakalakaboomboom to win the 12:30 in Melbourne, even though it was already 1:30. I can’t believe Toan himself didn’t cop on. I think he was still stocious from the Abba Tribute concert the night before.”

The penny finally dropped with Toan after 450 people phoned in to bet on an unknown footballer named Dale Carrick to score the first goal in the Hearts v Hibs Scottish league game.

“I should have known. When I saw Mary Corr in her best frock and feathered hat in the shop scribbling away on a docket I should have copped on. Even the priest himself phoned in about Dale Carrick scoring first, which he did after a few minutes of the game. I had to pay him £4000. Those bloody clocks. I still had Mamma Mia ringing around my head this morning to think straight.”

Toan has promised to recoup the money by setting up a series of bets on things like the colour of the next car to pass the shop or the woman with the biggest feet on Scotch Street etc.

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Posted on March 30, 2014, in Dungannon and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Load of crap. Bookies don’t open on a Sunday in NI.

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  2. I’d put a bet on at Toans that they don’t!

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  3. Has to be an April fools joke. That would never happen in this day and age.

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  4. Bookmakers in the North do not open on a Sunday!

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  5. That headline got me.

    Until I read this I thought bookmakers actually made books, like the type you read, I didn’t realize they were the same as bookies.

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  6. The fuckn bookies dont open on a Sunday who da fuck do use think use are trying to fool use home wreckn cunts

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