Sunday 23 April 2017

Video: 'It wasn't staged' - Irishman's Cheltenham celebration is a must watch

Mark McConville

Mark McConville

Jack Kennedy is not just a hero in Kerry. Next door in Cork - so often a fierce rival of the Kingdom in the sporting world - Daithí Crowley celebrated the teenager's win as if the Rebels were lifting the Liam MacCarthy or Sam Maguire Cup.

Crowley imitated a horse in the final stages of the Supreme Novices' Hurdle as he roared Kennedy and Labaik to victory.

The Corkman told Independent.ie that the video was not staged after eagle-eyed viewers noticed a symbol on the TV that indicated he was watching a recording.

"The Sky+ light was on was because I had to pause the race as my child (four-week-old Hannah) got sick so I had to clean her," Crowley told Independent.ie.

"People are saying it was staged but I can guarantee it was not. I usually get a we bit excited watching sport."

As for what he won on the race? Crowley insists it wasn't major money despite his colourful celebration.

"I just had small each way bet on it but I have it doubled with Pleasant Company to win the Grand National at 50/1 too."

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