Rory pro­vides plenty of laughs in Belle­field

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

SOME of the most com­mon and hi­lar­i­ous char­ac­ters as­so­ci­ated with ev­ery GAA club in the coun­try were played out at their worst on stage at Belle­field GAA Com­plex re­cently as co­me­dian Rory O’Con­nor of ‘Rory’s Sto­ries’ took to the stage. If you have a so­cial me­dia ac­count in Ire­land, then you’re cer­tain to have come across one of Rory’s many, many vi­ral videos over the past few years and he has man­aged to turn what was ini­tially a hobby, into a thriv­ing ca­reer in com­edy.

A GAA nut him­self, Rory was com­pletely in his el­e­ment at the home of Rap­pa­rees/Starlights and had the crowd in stitches as he played on the real stereo­types of your lo­cal GAA club such the ‘dirty cor­ner-back’ or the peren­nial sick note who cries off train­ing ‘in­jured’ all the time.

As well as work­ing his way through an im­pres­sive bank of sketches, Rory also got the crowd in­volved and, de­spite some red faces, those who were pulled up onto the stage were all good sports and got into the spirit of things.

Or­gan­iser Ea­monn Fur­long and his team were de­lighted with how well the event worked and the great sup­port it re­ceived from the lo­cal com­mu­nity. The fundraiser proved a hit with young and old and the or­gan­is­ers were re­warded for try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent. Rory thanked the crowd for com­ing out and also car­ried a se­ri­ous mes­sage for those present be­hind the laughs to look af­ter their men­tal health and look af­ter each other.

Michael Ke­hoe and Jamie O’Rourke-Win­ters.

Rory O’Con­nor.

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