Rory provides plenty of laughs in Bellefield
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.