Mick McCarthy’s eyes once ‘came out of his head’ when he sat down to watch television at David Connolly’s house – only to tune into some questionable content.
Connolly, the former Ireland forward, joined Kick Off on talkSPORT earlier this week and recalled the time McCarthy asked to stay around his house in Holland.
While the 42-year-old willingly accepted the request and welcomed his national team manager into his abode, things did not go smoothly.
Not only did Connolly’s wife have to clean up – which included getting rid of a wasp nest – but the hosts were shocked when McCarthy turned on the TV and saw what can only be described as ‘racy’ footage!
Connolly did not divulge any information regarding what was on the screen, though he did tell his hilarious story on talkSPORT.
“He came to watch me in Holland for a night game,” said Connolly, “and after the game he asked: ‘could I stay at yours?’
“I said: ‘What? You want to stay at mine? At my house? If you want to…’
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“So I got home to my wife and said: ‘Mick McCarthy wants to stay here, can you go and tidy upstairs?’
“And we’ve got a wasp nest upstairs so she has to go and hoover them up pretty quickly!
“But I tell you what; Mick made himself right at home.
“He sat down in the chair and got the television remote… and he got very comfortable.
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“In Holland they have cable, Canal+, and he turned it on and his eyes nearly came out of his head, because after 11pm it can become a bit racy.
“’Bloody hell, Dave! What is this?’
“I thought it was a disaster! He’s here watching things he shouldn’t be seeing and he’ll be stung in the morning and never come back.”
McCarthy himself joined talkSPORT on Thursday morning and, naturally, Connolly’s story was brought up.
And he confirmed the tale as true, revealing just how he managed to tune into the risque channels.
The Ireland boss said: “The reason I asked to stay is because I heard he had a good collection of movies in his house.
“I was a bit worried about the content on his television… I went straight to bed and left them to it.
“The truth of the television is absolutely that: I was looking for football and I got something completely different!”
Listen to David Connolly’s hilarious story, in full, above…