"I might need something iconic like a tache,' joked Gearóid McInerney on Thursday. The Galway All-Ireland winner laughed as he remembered that his father had received more requests for photos at Galway's post-victory banquet last month than he had. The younger McInerney is yet to hit the fame levels of his two-time All-Ireland winning father Gerry.
Gerry recently shaved off his famous moustache in aid of his former teammate Tony Keady's family. The two-time All-Ireland winner passed away this summer. The Tony Keady Family Fund aims to provide funds for the education of Keady's family.
McInerney says that he father felt strange not having his iconic bit of facial hair.
He was a bit weirded out about it. We have a sports shop there in Oranmore and he has to work there on Thursdays - I'd say he was a bit shaky going in there because normally he'd do a bit down in Kinvara where he'd be away from the public eye a small bit.
He was wondering how it'd go down with the public more than anything. It was a great cause. He's like a new man going around the place.
It's no surprise that Gerry McInerney felt a bit weird after having the tache shaved off live on TV3. Gearóid says that his father had it for a considerable length of time.