Frostbit Boy ‘confused Gerry Adams with Pierce Brosnan'
'FROSTBIT boy' Ruairi McSorley has insisted he has no interest in any political party, joking that he confused Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with actor Pierce Brosnan.
The teenager, who became an unlikely internet sensation last year, made a surprise appearance at an election launch for Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh in Carraroe, Co Galway.
Sporting a Sinn Féin sticker, Mr McSorley posed for photographs with party president Gerry Adams.
However, the teenager from Park in Co Derry, who is studying media and Irish in Galway, has said he only went to the event "for a bit of craic".
On his Facebook site on Friday night Mr McSorley posted a short video showing him peering at two remarkably similar photos of Mr Adams and Mr Brosnan.
The 62-year-old former James Bond actor is playing an IRA man turned government official in a new thriller based on thriller based on Stephen Leather's novel The Chinaman.
Here's the party Ruairi wants you involved in! A response to todays article in The Irish News.Posted by Ruairi McSorley Official on Friday, February 5, 2016
"I thought I was going down there to meet James Bond looking for guests for my new show and the next thing the whole country thinks I'm a Shinner," Mr McSorley said.
"Oh my God. Well I can tell you there now the only party I have any interest in, and the only party I want you to have any interest in supporting is the party that's going to be going on now at the Craic podcast now every week - a new podcast that I'm going to be starting there where the craic really is going to be ninety."
Mr McSorley came to prominence last year when a UTV clip showing him telling reporter Gareth Wilkinson "you wouldn't be long getting frostbit" was uploaded to YouTube, gaining millions of hits.