Sunday 26 October 2014

New pitch for Mrs Brown's boy as he signs up as football coach

Greg Harkin

Published 09/08/2014 | 02:30

Pictured during filing of Mrs. Brown's D'Movie at Capel St Bridge were Paddy Houlihan, 'Dermot' Danny O'Carroll, 'Buster' and Brendan O'Carroll, 'Mrs Brown"
Pictured during filing of Mrs. Brown's D'Movie at Capel St Bridge were Paddy Houlihan, 'Dermot' Danny O'Carroll, 'Buster' and Brendan O'Carroll, 'Mrs Brown"
Danny O'Carroll with his football side.

Mrs Brown's boy, Danny O'Carroll, has landed a new real-life role as a soccer 
coach.

The actor, who plays 'Buster' Brown in the hit TV series fronted by his dad, Brendan, is now joint manager of Donegal junior football team, Lagan Harps.

And he has kicked off his new role with a mean test for his players - putting them through an assault course which left them caked in mud (right). Lagan Harps FC is based in the village of Manorcunningham, seven kilometres from Letterkenny, where Danny lives with his Donegal-born wife Amanda - who also stars in the hit TV series as Betty Brown.

Danny, who once played for the Donegal side, said: "I'm still out training but I've realised I'm not 16 anymore and I can't reach the levels of fitness needed to play.

"I've been touring with 'Mrs Brown's Boys' a lot and it's hard to stay fit when you're doing that. I'll still be available if we're stuck - but we'd have to be very stuck for me to play this season."

Danny's new role will see him work alongside local man Bryan Kelly as joint manager.

"I will be away for two weeks in September filming the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special for the BBC but apart from that I'm free until March," Danny added.

Irish Independent

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