Limerick horse owner becomes viral sensation after hilarious pre-race interview

Move over Euro 2016 fans and tell the O'Donovan brothers to make room because there is a new Irish sporting figure going viral.

Josh Sheahan, Limerick publican and horse owner, gave an unmissable interview at Limerick race course this weekend.

The owner of horse Top of the Town was both confident and enthusiastic in a pre-race chat with At The Races.

Sadly for Mr Sheahan, the horse failed to win, which led to a humorous post-race plea.

"As many of ye can, will come to Top of the Town (Mr Sheahan's pub shares a name with his horse) and spend a few pound. Cause I'm after losing a rake of money here today."

Speaking to the Limerick Leader yesterday after the videos went viral, Mr Sheahan said:

"It’s gone crazy. There were 45 people in the pub this morning at half 11, it’s gone fierce viral at the moment.

"Two Americans came from Texas! They left Killarney to come to Askeaton - would you believe that now?!

"The place was packed last night, it’s gone fairly hectic alright."

We can only imagine the celebrations if his horse had won.

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