Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By EIMEAR DODD

A Wick­low teenager has wowed au­di­ences with his sheep com­men­tat­ing skills dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on RTE’s Ray D’Arcy Show.

Sean Dunne (13) and dad Tom were guests on the talk show last Satur­day.

The first year stu­dent in Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege is a sheep shear­ing com­men­ta­tor and be­came one of the stars of this year’s Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships.

Speak­ing to Ray, Sean said he had ‘started com­men­tat­ing two years ago’, but had been prac­tic­ing since he was ‘six or seven years old’. Sean also spoke about meet­ing Ivan Scott, the world’s lead­ing sheep shearer.

Proud dad Tom said shear­ing is a ‘real pas­sion in our house’.

A cham­pion in the field of com­men­tat­ing on sheep shear­ing, some have com­pared Sean’s com­men­tat­ing skills to those of the leg­endary Mícheál Ó Muirc­heartaigh. On the night Sean com­men­tated on sheep shear­ing by Kevin Burke from Kil­dare, Johnny Pat­ter­son from Done­gal and George Gra­ham of Wex­ford re­ceiv­ing a great re­sponse from the au­di­ence. Later, fa­ther and son in­tro­duced Ray and Coro­na­tion Street star Kym Marsh to Ciara the psy­chic sheep. Ciara chose to eat from a bucket with the Ir­ish flag and cor­rectly pre­dicted Ire­land’s vic­tory in the rugby against Scot­land on Sunday.

Host Ray D’Arcy, Kym Marsh, Ciara the sheep, Sean and Tom Dunne.

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