Pic: Roscommon man hijacks Mayo All-Star photo to make it look as if he won one too
It’s been over a week since the All-Stars so we’re a little late to the party with this one but we thought it too good not to bring to your attention.
How many All-Stars awards did Mayo win this year? Four, right? We’re pretty sure that was the case but a couple of photos taken at the ceremony in Croke Park last weekend would seem to suggest that the Green and Red had a fifth member on the team and one that mightn’t be as familiar to GAA fans as Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle and Aidan O’Shea.
As it turns out, the man in question, Ross Nolan, isn’t even from Mayo but Roscommon but as a guest of his former Ballyhaunis schoolmate and close friend Keith Higgins, he took the opportunity to pose for a photo that he’ll certainly be talking about for years to come.
It is tradition at All-Star ceremonies for award winners from the same county to pose together for a picture afterwards and as Ross was close by when the Mayo photo was being taken, he was dragged in by the four Mayo All-Stars to make it appear as if he was amongst equals.
Acting as if there was nothing at all amiss, Ross posed for one fairly serious looking photo first before everyone involved had a good laugh at the little stunt they had just pulled, particularly Colm Boyle, who as you’ll see above, seemed to be on the verge of cracking up during the initial photo.
Ross has already used the photo for his Facebook and Twitter profile pictures and we’re sure he’ll be framing it and putting it up on the wall as well because it’s a beauty.