O'Carroll hoping to tee up U2 for role in 'Mrs Brown' film
MRS BROWN would probably be far more comfortable doling out advice from her front room than teeing off at Carton House.
But her creator, comedian Brendan O'Carroll, was at home on the stunning Montgomerie course in Co Kildare yesterday.
The sky was overcast but Mr O'Carroll channelled the sunny optimism of his Dublin matriarch as he kept the 30 teams taking part in the Charity 25 fundraiser in stitches.
Fellow celebrities included Keith Duffy, Ronnie Whelan, Shane Byrne and Bernard Dunne.
The fundraiser was a welcome diversion for the 56-year-old who jets to his holiday home in Florida later this week -- with the daunting task of penning a new series of the BAFTA-winning sitcom, two Christmas specials and a Mrs Brown film awaiting him.
And he might also have a hard job persuading U2 to appear in the film.
"I've a wedding scene written and it struck me, wouldn't it be great to have U2 as the wedding band," Mr O'Carroll said.
There will be roles in the movie too for Mr O'Carroll's sons, both on-screen and off-screen. Teeing off with him yesterday were Paddy Holohan, who plays Mrs Brown's son Dermo and his real son Danny O'Carroll, who plays Buster Brady.
The show is now being broadcast in countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Iceland.
Mr O'Carroll said that people seem happy at his success after the publicity attracted by his business failures.
Despite the show's success, Mr O'Carroll denied he is rolling in money. "I'm rolling in the potential of it," he said. The next series of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' begins shooting in late September.