Fine Gael hooked on having lunch with gorgeous George
ANNUAL LUNCH RUGBY PUNDIT KEEPS HIS AUDIENCE CAPTIVATED
‘I WAS a b****x long before television, I was a b****x for free... I am now the most expensive b****x that money can buy!’ Responded George Hook to a question from the floor on the matter at last Friday’s annual Fine Gael lunch in Bray Golf Club.
The author, broadcaster, and rugby pundit extraordinaire delivered a seamless speech before the meal on Friday afternoon, holding his audience in thrall. ‘I was unbelievably good,’ he said, to a peal of laughter, modestly recalling his first television gig on RTE.
The ‘Lovely Ingrid,’ Hook’s longsuffering wife, featured heavily in his musings, as she always does of course. ‘Old Hookie is a romantic,’ he said, telling lunchers how, after proposing to her after their second date, he later postponed the nuptials for the sake of a rugby match!
A fine choice for the event, which had previously been the platform for a series of more political guests of honour, Hook proved himself once again to be an enormously entertaining speaker and something of a comedian.
The audience, composed of party members as well as representatives of local business and media, was captivated from the first word, despite the sun streaming through the window behind him and render- ing Old Hookie something of an angelic figure before their very eyes.
Fine Gael Candidates for Bray Town Council, Sarah Wray and Mick Glynn, with George Hook at the Christmas Lunch in Bray Golf Club.