Ghostbuster’s actor Bill Murray was spotted in the crowd at the All-Ireland semi-final yesterday between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park.
Bill Murray attended the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final between Limerick and Galway yesterday at Croke Park. He accompanied well-known businessman JP McManus.
Murray has been popping up all over the Ireland hurling scene in the last month, making an appearance at the quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles in June.
Bill Murray spotted at the All-Ireland semi-final – not the first time
Bill Murray, who has starred in classic films such as Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation, was spotted yesterday at the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final, showing his support for Limerick.
Last month, he was also in attendance for the quarter-final between Galway and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
During this visit to Ireland, a visit was circulating of Murray singing ‘Star of the County Down’ in Charlie Malones, County Limerick.
This visit to Croke Park certainly wasn’t the iconic actor’s first visit, as he is a huge fan of Ireland’s native games.
Bill Murray frequently visits Ireland – press tours and personal trips
He visits Ireland often. During this trip, he is also taking part in JP McManus’ Pro-Am golf tournament in Adare Manor today and tomorrow.
The Pro-Am is taking place two weeks before The Open at St Andrew’s, and it will feature 20 of the world’s top 31 golfers, including Ireland’s own Rory McIlroy, one of the best Irish golfers, and Shane Lowry, as well as Tiger Woods.
Bill Murray won’t be the only famous person in attendance. Niall Horan, Jamie Dornan, Shane Filan and Kenny Dalglish, to name a few, will also be partaking in the Pro-Am.
This event was due to take place in 2020 but was postponed twice due to the pandemic.
Bill Murray and his Irish heritage – roots in Cork and Galway
Bill Murray and his siblings were raised in an Irish Catholic family in Chicago, Illinois. He frequently visits the Emerald Isle and has a strong affinity with his Irish roots.
His paternal grandfather was from County Cork, while his mother’s ancestors were from County Galway.
In an interview years ago while promoting Fantastic Mr Fox, he turned up on his own with no publicists, assistants, no agents or anything like that.
He said, “I like to travel by myself. Having to travel with others makes me nervous.” Despite his Irish heritage, he claimed that “no one has ever claimed me in Ireland. No one!”