Northern Ireland

GAA PRO finds success on The Voice

Brooke Scullion, who is a member of the Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC in Bellaghy, appeared on the first episode of the new series of The Voice at the weekend and was loved by all four celebrity judges.
Brooke Scullion, who is a member of the Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC in Bellaghy, appeared on the first episode of the new series of The Voice at the weekend and was loved by all four celebrity judges. Brooke Scullion, who is a member of the Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC in Bellaghy, appeared on the first episode of the new series of The Voice at the weekend and was loved by all four celebrity judges.

The PRO for a Co Derry GAA club who exchanged a sliotar for a microphone has found success on her first step to her musical dream.

Brooke Scullion, who is a member of the Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC in Bellaghy, appeared on the first episode of the new series of The Voice at the weekend and was loved by all four celebrity judges.

The 20-year-old's version of Lewis Capaldi's 'Bruises' prompted Will.I.Am and new judge, US star, Meghan Trainor to push their buttons and turn their seats around almost immediately.

The pair were quickly followed by Olly Murs and Tom Jones, with all four famous faces visibly impressed by the young woman's vocal capacity.

The Bellaghy woman, who is a drama student at the Ulster University at Magee, also works at a petting zoo.

She was joined on the show by her two grannies, Peggy and Sheila.

With an offer from each of the judges to become her mentor, Brooke chose Meghan Trainor and will now proceed to the next level of the competition as each coach needs 10 acts for the next stages.

Celebrity judge Meghan Trainor said she was already "obsessed" with the Irish singer, adding that she believes she can make her a "superstar".

Music legend Tom Jones later tweeted: "Wow, what a way to start the show! Congratulations Brooke on your 4 Chair Turn and joining forces with @MeghanTrainor".

Following her success on the show, Wolfe Tones Baile Eachaidh GAC, who had described Brooke as "our friend, our forward, our PRO" took to Twitter to praise the 20-year-old's performance,

"An amazing performance Brooke and congratulations on getting through. Can’t wait to see more of you on #TheVoice soon. @Meghan_Trainor knows talent when she sees it".

Aoife Bradley, a fellow PRO for the club, said "absolutely everyone is behind" the popular young woman, who has played for the club since she was in the under-6 camogie team.

She now plays for Bellaghy senior camogs.

"Brooke is friendly with everyone," she said.

"Her phone went off the hook with everyone calling. They have been calling to the house all day. Brooke is such a big part of the club. She is such a friendly girl. Absolutely everyone is behind her".