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Ballyragget Championship Celebration Antics Spark Nationwide Reaction

Ballyragget Championship Celebration Antics Spark Nationwide Reaction
By PJ Browne Updated

If you didn't know where Ballyragget was located on Wednesday morning, you certainly did by later in the day.

The local GAA club, St. Pat's, won the Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championship at the weekend defeating Graigue-Ballycallan in the final.

On Tuesday night, video of some wild celebrations - involving two strippers (one of them named 'Fifi' according to the Irish Sun) and the cup - dropped into WhatsApp groups around the county.

"They know how to party. I think it finished up at maybe 5am," said Fifi who also added that the celebrations were "mad" and that she had consumed "way too much alcohol".

My friend and I were invited to the party and we decided to go.

I don’t know too much about hurling but I am a fan of course.

The club said on Wednesday evening that the footage and photos were taken at a private event and that they would be fully cooperating with any investigation.

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Kilkenny legend DJ Carey told Independent.ie that the cup should not have been involved in such celebrations.

I would say the club is quite embarrassed about it. If players are into that sort of thing so be it, but there should be no cup involved and they should not be doing it in the name of the club or the GAA.

If that tickles your fancy, that's up to you - I'm not going to be the moral standing ground for anyone.

I'm sure it's a bit of craic – everyone to their own, enjoy whatever you enjoy.

Images have today made their way onto the front pages of Irish Newspapers. Even before then, there was plenty of reaction online to the players' antics.

The next club AGM should be broadcast on Facebook live.

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