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GAA legend jokes about 1D
25 Apr 2015 18:06
RTÉ sports commentating legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh says that he wants to give Harry Styles Irish lessons after hearing that the 1D star has difficulty pronouncing his name.
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Harry’s fellow One Directioner Niall Horan has revealed that he often challenges Worcestershire boy Harry to pronounce the sports veteran's name.
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According to TV3's Xpose presenter Glenda Gilson, Styles tries to pronounce Ó Muircheartaigh's name whenever she interviews him.
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Speaking to The Star, she said: “Anytime Harry meets me he tells me he can speak Irish and says, ‘Mic-heal O Muirch-ear-taigh talks foot-ball for fun,”
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“Obviously Niall said Micheal’s name one day and now Harry thinks he can speak Irish. He does it in his best Irish accent and he isn’t bad!”
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84-year-old Mícheál was delighted when he heard the story. “Honest to God? Well that’s very good," he said. "Well my name is Irish so he is speaking Irish in a sense.".
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Asked if he’d be interesting in teaching Styles more Gaeilge, Kerryman Micheal said: “Maybe, I may do. If it was that simple I could give him another few Irish names to learn or a different vocabulary of Irish altogether.”
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