Sick and tired of hearing about Gonzaga? Looking for someplace to watch the Eagles in the Big Sky Championships this Friday and Saturday when EWU makes its bid for the NCAA basketball tournament?
Well, O’Doherty’s Irish Grille located at 525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., is the place to be this weekend if you’re looking for your fill of Eagles basketball.
Eagle Athletics is sponsoring the festivities at O’Doherty’s. The event is intended for both students and alumni alike. Although O’Doherty’s is a known Spokane drinking and dining establishment, it should be noted that this event will be open to everyone. The normal 21 and over rule in O’Doherty’s will not be enforced until 9 pm on both Friday and Saturday. However, you will need to be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol at O’Doherty’s.
“The general concept is that it’s more fun to watch the game with a group of friends than to sit at home and watch it in your living room,” said Julie Hall, Director of Development at Eastern, who along with Todd McGann, Director of marketing and Promotions for Eagle Athletics, is helping to coordinate the event for Eastern.
McGann indicated that there will be numerous televisions set up to watch the games as well a big screen television set up in the back of O’Doherty’s for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Door prizes will also be given to select patrons, according to McGann.
Both games on Friday and Saturday start at 6 p.m. Be prepared to get to O’Doherty’s early as it’s expected to fill up with rowdy Eagle fans ready to root them on to victory.
At this time we do not know who the Eagles will be playing as they received a first round bye in the Big Sky tournament. Their opponent will be determined tonight after the first round games with the Eagles playing the highest of the remaining seeds left.
For more information about Eagle fans taking over O’Doherty’s or if you want to help out with setting up for the festivities, please call Julie Hall at 359-2079, or Todd McGann at 359-6380 and they’ll both be glad to answer any questions you might have concerning this event. For directions to O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, call 747-0322.