Mark pictured with his son Tom who is still trying to decide whether he will be shouting for Ireland or Japan on Saturday.

Mark Gardiner has been running Molly Malone’s Bar in Hiroshima in Japan for around 17 years now and Rugby World Cup fever has really set in, both in the pub and at home as his 10 year old son Tom is trying to decide who to shout for on Saturday morning. 

Life’s adventures

Son of Kay Gardiner and the late Tom Gardiner, Mark enjoyed many happy years in Fermoy attending Bishop Murphy Memorial School before moving on to St Colman’s College.

On completing his Leaving Cert, he completed a course in hospitality and catering in Galway before jetting off to Dubai in 1999. 

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