Of all the ridiculous stories that have popped up on The Hard Shoulder over the last few months, this might be my favourite.
I'm just going to jump straight in. Kerry's Mike Quirke has revealed that Aidan O'Mahony once walked up to the Times Square cowboy, took his top off and stood next to him to show the world what a real beast looks like.
Yes, you heard me right.
Quirke was chatting to Anthony and Niall on this week's podcast about why he wouldn't be surprised if none of the Kerry players retired this winter. In particular, he referenced O'Mahony as a man who is in tremendous shape for his age, or any age for that matter. Then, out of nowhere, Quirke threw in this tale about the team's trip to New York.
Mike told the lads:
He's [the cowboy] there in his jocks playing the guitar. O'Mahony went up to him ... he has his six pack and whatever ... O'Mahony went up to him, took his top off and stood next to him.
He put the poor character to shame. If only O'Mahony could play the guitar he'd be right.
At first we didn't think it actually happened. I mean, sure, a quick search of the Sportsfile website will show that Aidan O'Mahony loves taking his top off more than any other GAA player but the cowboy thing was a little too unbelievable. However, Quirke assures us that this incident really did take place.
Surely there must be some sort of photographic proof somewhere?
Listen to the full chat with Quirke below: