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18th Feb 2019

Michael from the Toy Show gave an inspirational speech to GAA players this week

Jade Hayden

He stole the heats of the nation last November.

Last year’s Late Late Toy Show was excellent for a good few reasons.

While some of those reasons included toys not working and Ryan losing his mind, there was one segment of the show that was that little bit more special – Kerry man Michael in the books corner.

The best dressed lad of the night, Michael showed up in a classic three-piece suit complete with dickie bow and all to chat about some of his favourite books – one being Little Croker by Joe O’Brien that had been translated into braille by the NCBI for the show.

Big into his GAA, Michael was only delighted when he heard that Davy Fitz was in the studio waiting to meet him – so much so that he wouldn’t even believe it until the man himself was sat beside him.

Towards the end of the segment, Davy told Michael to join him at an All Ireland final game. He also promised to sign one of his books too.

It was adorable.

Essentially, Michael is a cultural icon and should be remembered as such.

And if his latest endeavour is anything to go by, he probably will be, because he gave an inspirational talk to some GAA players ahead of a match this weekend.

And word on the street is that he was brilliant.

Michael was Davy’s special guest at the Alliance Hurling League Tipperary v Wexford game on Sunday.

He spoke to the players beforehand, giving them an inspirational chat that could be appreciated by adults and children alike.

Senior hurling coach Seorise Bulfin wrote on Twitter afterwards that you could have “heard a pin drop” while the young man was speaking.

Truly some lad.