This Dublin Lad Totally WINS The Internet Today


WE here at WWN love a good Irish viral story, but this one just has to top the lot.

Dublin lad, Damien Hurley, was out on the beer in Castlebar, Mayo with friends when he spotted a mad altogether poster in a local pub which said Marty Morrissey would be making an appearance on Friday for a meet and greet and would also be signing autographs.

Ha, only in Ireland would you get a GAA presenter doing a meet and greet with people in Ireland. Honestly, where else in the world? Classic Irish!

It’s safe to say Damien totally wins the internet and this was confirmed at a lavish ceremony in California earlier today when the Dubliner was presented with the Internet by industry heavyweights Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Berners-Lee.

Hurley is the first Irish man to win the internet outright, and now takes receipt of the global system of interconnected computer networks and will be bringing it home to little old Ireland sometime later tomorrow.

The 21-year-old was overwhelmed by the whirlwind win, but has promised to look after the internet carefully.

“This is all a bit mad to be honest, I never even thought for a minute that I’d win it, but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all 789 Irish websites for taking the photo and repackaging it on their sites. Without them that poster might not have gone viral at all,” a visibly humbled Hurley said.

Despite winning the internet Hurley is still focused on completing college with his final year in UCD just around the corner.

“Yeah, I mean it’s a great boost and gets my name out there, but I’ve still the final year in Banterology to finish so that’s all I’m really thinking about now,” Hurley added.