The Sunday Tribune 4th January 2004
SOME people are just slow to cop onto things, always a few vital steps behind the zeitgeist. Maybe you only got into The Office when they were doing a rerun of the second series. Maybe you started buying David Gray albums just after he mad moved out of the underground. Maybe you’re considering going to Ibiza on holidays. Or maybe, like Back of the Net, you’re thinking that it might be fun to take up line dancing.
So it was that we stumbled across the GAA look-a-likes site, even though, in their own words "it’s not pining, it’s passed on. This website is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. This is an ex-website"
While it may no longer be updated the site is still hugely enjoyable, and like all look-a-like columns, can be broken down into three categories.
First, there are the ones that leave you nonplussed. They might or might not look like eah other but for some reason it’s hard to care. Secondly, there are the ones that leave you realising that yes, Anthony Lynch really does look like Prince William, and John O’Leary is a ringer for Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And incredibly, Jim McGuinness could pass himself off as the Sheriff of Nottingham. And then there is the third category, the surreal comparison, and it’s here the site excels itself.
Tomás Mulcahy and Bert from Sesame Street, Babs Keating and Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka, Carlow and a fruit pastille lolly. And a Páidí Ó Sé gag too good to give away here. All absurdly hilarious and worth checking out. Unless of course, you think look-a-likes are so last season.