IT’S already overtaken soccer to emerge as Ireland's favourite sport, and now GAA may have another convert in Taylor Swift of all people.
The American singer enjoyed a not-so-secret escape to Ireland over Christmas.
Keen to enjoy the festive season in peace, Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn decamped to Glin Castle in West Limerick.
It was the perfect getaway, with the Reputation singer’s visit only becoming public knowledge after she had headed home.
And while she was in Ireland, Swift got a chance to see the Emerald Isle at its finest.
Swift and Alwyn enjoyed long walks against the backdrop of Ireland’s incredible scenery and even enjoyed a pint or two in the local pub.
Most of the regulars in O’Shaughnessy’s had little idea who Swift was, leaving the pop megastar to take in the local attractions in relative peace.
One thing she appeared to take an interest in was Glin’s GAA club.
According to a tweet shared online, Swift even went as far as entering the Glin GAA club lotto. Or at least that was how it appeared.
Great to see @taylorswift13 support our GAA club on her recent holiday in Glin, Ireland. Thank you Taylor! You can too at https://t.co/Rxdz6hiW0q@Woolberto @hoganstandgaa @offtheball @The42GAA @SportsJOEdotie @SkySportsGAAhttps://t.co/N36dOM898z pic.twitter.com/iDejic54Ua
— Glin GAA (@GlinGAA) January 13, 2019
Whether she knew what the lotto was related to or if the slip was actually filled out by the singer is unclear, but the club may have just bagged its biggest celebrity fan to date.
Set up to help raise money for the club, the pop favourite didn’t win the club lotto but her efforts were appreciated.
“Tickets for our club lotto are on sale in the local pubs and we only realised that she had purchased one when we were preparing for the draw,” Glin secretary Alan O’Donovan explained to Breaking News.
“We have put up a picture of the ticket on social media and it has generated a great reaction.
“Now that Taylor Swift has put Glin on the map we hope that we can make more headlines in the year ahead on the football field.”