VIEWERS of BBC 1’s flagship chatshow The Graham Norton Show’ got a few tips on Irish dancing from a West Cork GAA star last week.
Adrigole’s Liam Harrington was spotted by eagle-eyed fans of the show on Friday night last when the host went into the audience to pick some ‘victims’ to show off their dancing skills to guest, Irish dancing supremo Michael Flatley.
Unbeknownst to Norton, the first man he picked from the audience was a fellow West Cork local.
Liam, a son of Willie and Margaret Harrington from Reen, is a brother of another talented Adrigole player, David. The London-based teacher didn’t hesitate to show his fancy footwork when asked to to perform some Irish dancing along with his friend Kate. Graham was thrilled to discover they were both Irish.
But little did Liam and Kate know they were sitting beside an entire row of accomplished Irish dancers, there to promote Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.
Not one bit fazed by his appearance on the ratings-topper, Liam flew home to play with Adrigole when they kicked off their Division 4 league campaign in fine style with a win away over Aghabullouge on Sunday.