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Hobbit feet, sneaky cows and Brolly v Marty: The best viral GAA moments of 2015

Here are some of the lighter moments from the 2015 GAA championship.

2015 WAS ANOTHER memorable year for GAA but this isn’t an article to look back on the sumptuous scores and majestic matches but rather celebrate the strange, wonderful and controversial moments that got people talking during the championship.

Without further ado…

1. What is that cow doing there?!?!

Someone is keeping a cow in their back garden. Suppose it is handier than walking to the shop for a pint of milk.

2. Marty Morrissey v Joe Brolly

Joe Brolly saying Tyrone’s style of play was as ‘ugly as Marty Morrissey’ was insulting and awkward but at least it gave us something to talk about in the early stages of the championship.

3. Richie Hogan’s feet

A lot is made of the sacrifices GAA players make to play for their county but this is a new one. Richie Hogan tweeted a photo of his badly blistered feet after Kilkenny beat Waterford in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final and people were fairly shocked.


It looks like he has been walking on hot coals. Maybe get the next boot size up in future.

4. Johnny Glynn just loves his county

‘What’s this about Galway only having one forward?’

5. One subscription fits all

According to Reddit, one house has Sky Sports in the Mayo village of Balla. That can make matchday a little crowded.


6. The fly

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

For Clare hurling’s sake you would hope Donal Og Cusack keeps his composure a little better next season.

7. This nifty piece of headwear

There is improvisation… and there is wearing a bloody Supermacs bag on your head! Galway v Mayo in the 2015 Connacht championship is the day that GAA fans jumped the shark.


H/T to for the photo.

8. The Footballer of the Year goes for a walk with Sam

Apparently Jack McCaffrey enjoys walking the city with the trophy in his hands asking people if they want a picture. Either that, or Paul Flynn dropped him off around the corner from his granny’s house and took a sneaky picture setting him up. 

9. The King is dead… long live The King

Richie Hogan makes his second appearance in this list by dint of this poignant Whatsapp screenshot. This is almost definitely a fake but it was a fitting way for Henry Shefflin to exit inter-county hurling in the smartphone era.


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