Thursday 19 October 2017

'The best ride I ever had! - Marty Morrissey on Ploughing Championship challenge

A terrified Marty Morrissey on the amusement ride at the Ploughing Championships.
A terrified Marty Morrissey on the amusement ride at the Ploughing Championships.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

RTE broadcaster Marty Morrissey showed nerves of steel and no little humour to close out the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois yesterday.

One of the most familiar faces in Irish sport, the popular presenter was challenged to go on a 50-metre amusement at Ratheniska, which he reluctantly agreed to.

"I don’t understand why Aine Lawlor gets to bake bread, and I have to do this craic," he nervously joked before taking his seat on the amusement ride.

The pictures illustrated the sheer terror in his eyes, but being the good sport that he is, was able to joke afterwards about his ordeal.

"That was the best ride I’ve ever had."

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