Joe McGuinness was among the men who entered the Eastwood Hotel in Leeson Street only to find the two men they wanted had already gone.
In Exchequer Hotel Raid (McGuiness WS) The 2 men they were looking for were in hotel register, but had left. Apparently each of the targetrs had a real and a false name
Others of course were exhilarated about the thought of their first kill, and were overheard discussing it as they rushed from the scene. Joe McGuinness was so frustrated that the man he was meant to shoot was not at home that he threw his gun in the canal.120