Rev Richard Coles set the internet alight with Tweets about 'Normal People' and his Cork connections

Rev Richard Coles set the internet alight with Tweets about 'Normal People' and his Cork connections
Reverend Richard Coles.

Reverend Richard Coles sent the internet into overdrive last night after a Twitter thread regarding Normal People led him to reveal his connections to Cork.

The 58-year-old musician and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant took to the social media platform in a series of tweets discussing the popular series adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to enquire what the name of the sport featured in the programme is.

"In Normal People what’s the game they play, it’s like rugby but with more bouncing?" he wrote.

After being informed that the sport Paul Mescal's character, Connell plays in the hit drama is in fact gaelic football, the Reverend went on to state, "I think gaelic football is going to be my next thing", pledging his allegiance to Cork GAA.

"I have decided to support Cork GAA, for I have form in that city," he said, later clarifying that he has family in Cork.

The news that Reverand Coles has connections to Cork, prompted many to encourage him to visit when the current crisis passes.

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton said he was "welcome anytime", whilst Fine Gael councillor Damian Boylan said, "Welcome on board Rev. If you ever get to Cork we'll take you into City Hall for a tour."

Cork t-shirt company, Hairy Baby T-Shirts even promised to deck him out in some of their "legendary t-shirts".

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