Sports presenter Marty Morrissey has revealed he has been “overwhelmed” with all the positive reaction to his emotional speech at Croke Park last week.
The RTE star was commentating the Kilkenny-Tipperary match in Croke Park, when he gave a shout out to Irish fans who were living in other parts of the world.
GAA fans all over the world quickly praised Marty for his “emotional” words, reaching out to people who couldn’t make the match.
Emotional: Marty spoke to Ryan Tubridy
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show, Marty said he was surprised by all the reaction.
“I’ve been overwhelmed, humbled,” he admitted.
“I never ever thought there would be a reaction like this. I thank everybody who tweeted, and put in emails, and I got letters.
“I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do, inspired by my own life experiences,” he explained.
Marty said he asked GAA fans earlier in the week where they would be watching the All-Ireland final from, and he got hundreds of replies.
“I put a tweet out saying ‘where are you listening from?’ They started coming in from different parts, I started on Wednesday putting out the tweet, I felt like I had a real responsibility then,” he explained.
“That’s the beauty of the day,” he added.