When Cork Secondary School, Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai, won the All-Ireland Senior Boys Basketball Championship they may not have expected Emily Ratajkowski to be among their adoring fans, but that proved to be the case last night as the actress and model took to Twitter to congratulate the boys.
The Cork school overcame O'Carolan College on a scoreline of 39-32 to be crowned All-Ireland champions.
Home are the Heroes! @CPBSports Senior Boys Basketball All-Ireland Champions returned to a rapturous reception from the whole School community. Well done to Mr Curran and the team who have worked so hard to promote all that is good about School Sports 🇮🇪🏀🏆🇮🇪🏀🏆🇮🇪🏀🏆 pic.twitter.com/hgovuUrWLE
— CPB Sports Bantry (@CPBSports) March 13, 2018
Leading the charge to praise the boys was Ratajkowski.
Congratulations Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai - All Ireland champions!
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 13, 2018
The American model is heavily linked to the Rebel County. Her middle name is O’Hara and she has spoken in the past about her Irish ancestors. She regularly posts about Bantry and Cork, our as she calls it her "home away from home."
Ratajkowski's Cork links are well established, so it surely won't be long before we see the model in Páirc Uí Chaoimh cheering on the boys in red.