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Garth Brooks was impressed by the Mayo footballers' rendition of The River
Aidan O’Shea came in for special praise from the country singer.

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MAYO WERE KNOCKED out of the All-Ireland senior football championship by Kildare in the now famous ‘Newbridge or Nowhere’ game last month.

After the defeat, a group of the Mayo players headed to Matt Molloy’s in Wesport, and a video surfaced of the lads singing ‘The River’ by American country singer Garth Brooks.

Well, the man himself has seen them in action… and he is impressed.

“Where’s this from?” Brooks asks, in the clip below, which he has posted on Facebook for International Friendship Day. “This is from Ireland?”

I love this guy right here,” he adds, pointing towards Aidan O’Shea. “They did the key change, nice! They lost the band though, I’m afraid.

“Aidan, dude, you need to be singing for a living. That’s great.”

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