Typical! You wait ages for a ‘character’ and then two come along at once.
First up it was the lovely Stephanie Roche. Stephanie may have been pipped to the back of the net by Colombia’s James Rodriguez in that global goal competition but she made a huge impression on TV. Interviewed on every channel in the Anglo-Celtic Isles the Irish woman was a TV natural. She clearly impressed the lads in the competition and her goal scored for Peamount United against Wexford wasn’t bad either!
Next up it was Lumen Christi student Ruairí McSorley from Park. Ruairí, who is studying for A Levels in three languages, was in the right place at the right time when UTV’s Gareth Wilkinson was out and about risking frostbite in the foothills of the Sperrins reporting on the sudden snow fall. Already recognised for his comedy impressions, Ruairí became a worldwide internet sensation after his interview with Gareth went out on the UTV news. He was described as having the “best accent ever.” His comment, “Oh God, ye wouldn’t be long gettin’ frost bit,” will go down in Sperrins folklore.
Amongst others he does excellent impressions of Daniel O’Donnell, “Mrs Brown” and UTV’s Frank Mitchell. No doubt, we’ll be seeing and hearing more of Ruairí.
In the meantime, remember to “wrap up warm,” as they say – “you wouldn’t be long gettin’ frost bit” out there.