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13th Sep 2019

WATCH: Josh Pray explains his relationship with Irish fans, announces plans to bring tour to Ireland

Carl Kinsella

Josh Pray

“Once you say you love Ireland, you love Ireland and Ireland loves you.”

Comedian Josh Pray, who has gained huge attention in Ireland for his commentary on GAA, has made a new video saying that 99.8% of the messages he’s received from Ireland have been positive.

Pray had previously announced plans to take a break from covering Irish sports after there was a negative backlash to his presence at the All-Ireland Senior Football Final.

In a new video, Pray, who described himself as “the black Marty”, seemingly in a reference to Marty Morrissey, sets the record straight and clarifies his current thoughts on the matter: “Now the other day I said that a few naysayers were talking smack to me because I got one of the golden tickets to the All-Ireland Final.

“Listen. The support I got from the rest of Ireland, like 99.8% of Ireland, was scary. When Irish people care about you, they care about you.”

“I’m not leaving you, Ireland, ever… I appreciate all the love and all the support and y’all the dopest people, and I don’t drink, but I might come back and have another Guinness, on me this time.”

Pray confirmed that he wouldn’t be at the upcoming Dublin vs Kerry replay, as he has a gig booked elsewhere.

The comedian also said he intends to eventually bring his tour to Ireland, promising that he would play Dublin, Kerry, Cork and, of course, his beloved Tipperary.

“Once they bring you into their circle, there ain’t no going. Once you say you love Ireland, you love Ireland and Ireland loves you.”

You can watch the video in full below:

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