"This is living!" US comic visited Ireland thanks to Tourism Ireland and the GAA for the All-Ireland football final and even learns to pour a pint of Guinness
Josh Pray, the US comedian whose GAA appreciation video when viral earlier this year was among the 82,300 lucky folks to attend the All-Ireland football final, on Sunday, between Dublin and Kerry, at the home of the ancient Gaelic games, Croke Park.
On Sunday the excitable comedian posted a video from the sidelines of the Croke Park pitch. Pray was brought over to Dublin, with thanks to Tourism Ireland and the GAA.
Thank you so much @TourismIreland and the @officialgaa for making it possible to attend the #gaelicfootball #allireland #finals 2019 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 this is living!!!!!! #ireland is beyond beautiful pic.twitter.com/DTM7FwUG0W— joshpray (@_joshpray) August 31, 2019
On Saturday the US comic visited the Round Towers Gaelic Football Club, in Kildare and said he felt "humbled". He nicknamed the team Round Terrors.
On Monday, still in flying form ,Pray was taught to pull his first pint of Guinness, Seems like he's getting on well with the locals.
In July Pray's videos of his first reactions to hurling and Gaelic football went viral. In his first video, about hurling, he said:
“Hurling has to be the most difficult and eye hurting sport I have ever witnessed,” he said.
“Everything about hurling seems like it hurts”.
He then went on to discover football saying "Just imagine a bunch of men running as fast as they can, dropping the ball...do you know the co-ordination you gotta have to play Gaelic football?!"
Trying to explain the rules for Americans he said:
"You gotta tackle that person but you can't use no hands. You gotta throw that ball over there but you can't throw the ball you gotta slap the ball. You gotta run with the ball but you can't run no more than five steps without bouncing the ball again."