RTE 2 television show The Fear featured an All-Ireland Hurling Final prank on this week’s episode that has become an online sensation, with over 80,000 hits to date.
The hilarious hidden camera show stars Hilary Rose, Ross Browne and Fred Cooke.
Monday night’s episode featured father and son Dermot and Conor Prendergast from Cherrymount, Clonmel who were duped on the day of the All-Ireland Hurling Final by comedy actress Hilary Rose, who was kitted out as a ‘Counterfeit Enforcement Officer’. In the clip Hilary Rose confiscates Conor’s coveted Tipperary jersey, claiming that it’s counterfeit, before letting the Prendergasts in on the joke.
As official sponsors of the Tipperary GAA teams, Skoda Ireland were keen to present Dermot and Conor with brand new official jerseys and meet and greet some of the players.
Dr. Morris Park, the Tipperary county teams’ training grounds beside Semple Stadium was the scene for the craic last weekend. Featured on the shoot were Dermot and Conor Prendergast, Tipperary players Noel McGrath and Cathal Barrett and Hilary Rose, The Fear’s Counterfeit Enforcement Officer.
Raymond Leddy, head of marketing and product, Skoda Ireland said “The video is great fun and it’s clear the guys are mighty Tipp fans. I’m happy that we could get them the official Skoda Tipperary jerseys in sizes that fitted the lads perfectly. My only advice to the lads is to wash them at 30 degrees!”, he said in a reference to the footage featured on The Fear.