Simon Zebo as John McClane: Welcome to the most incredible ad of the World Cup, pal!

Also featuring two top Tipp hurlers as special branch officers when the ‘Nakatomi Plaza of Mayo’ is taken over by Hans Gruber.

‘SWAPPING NAKATOMI PLAZA for Elverys Sports HQ in County Mayo,’ is quite probably the greatest partial-sentence we’ve ever had the pleasure to see in a press release tumbling in to our e-mail here at The42.

This Die Hard spoof has everything: hurleys, violence, vests, some PG-rated language, hard sells and harder dialogue to listen to without cringing, squirming and laughing a bit.

But most of all, it has this guy, displaying acting chops the like of which haven’t been seen since Denis Hickie picked up a Wavin pipe.

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Yes, that’s right. This sportswear brand is bringing ’88 back with a near 9-minute spoof of Die Hard and the World Cup wouldn’t have been the same without it.


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Grab the popcorn, empty a bag of Maltesers into it and enjoy the show.

Source: elveryssportsireland/YouTube

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