IRISH PEOPLE DOWN UNDER
As Sarah Caden talks to TV star Vogue Williams (see Page 16), Pat Fitzpatrick takes a look at other Irish people who have found fame in Australia
Ronan is a coach/judge on Our guess is it’s full of high-pitched ditties, sung in their slightly whiney accent. And that’s just when they ask Ronan up to perform. Before that, he was a judge on the Australian That sounds like a tribute where Ronan plays the Irish judge who gets fake giddy and shouts, “You remind me of a young me”. We hear Boyzone are expecting a load of screaming during their proposed reunion gigs in 2018. Mainly from Mikey Graham.
2 SETANTA O’HAILPIN
A talented Cork hurler who left to play Australian Football in 2003. And there you were, thinking Setanta is something you get free for six months if you sign up to a broadband package. His brother, Sean Og, famously gave his 2005 All Ireland victory speech
The Cork fans cheered wildly, especially when he said, “Roar your head off if you don’t speak Irish and this is the first time you have been at a hurling match all year, ye bandwagon shams”.
as Gaeilge. 3 RONAN KEATING The Voice Australia. X Factor. X Factor, SONIA O’SULLIVAN
Sonia lives in Melbourne. They say it’s quite European, because people wear shoes in restaurants. (Flamin’ intellectuals.) At the 1993 World Championships, Sonia came fourth, behind three Chinese athletes who were suspected of taking drugs. We tried to contact them for a comment, but they are still running. It later emerged the Chinese were forced to take illegal drugs. This wouldn’t happen today. They’d just volunteer.
4 MIKE MURPHY