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Cathal McCarron has a new book out

Cathal McCarron has a new book out

Cathal McCarron has a new book out

Controversial GAA star Cathal McCarron has spoken of his curiosity about the person who first spotted him in a porn video he made when he was desperate for money.

Comparing his online exposure to a “massive explosion”, the Tyrone player told the Sunday Independent newspaper: “I often wondered who was the first person to see me in that porno movie.

“Was it a gay footballer or hurler watching gay porn who suddenly recognised that ‘Fergus’ was Cathal McCarron, the Tyrone footballer.

“Whoever it was, or whoever posted the video on social media, those first taps on the screen of a phone or a computer were like detonating a massive explosion,” he added.

McCarron (28) is currently plugging his book Out Of Control — a no holds barred trawl through his unsavoury past, detailing how he stole money from his parents and friends, set up a fake charity to fund his gambling, abandoned his pregnant girlfriend, two-timed women who had become romantically involved with him — and eventually signed up to appear in a gay porn video he thought would only be seen in the USA.

“I was a lying, conniving b****** with no respect for anyone,” he told the newspaper.

“I would plague people and manipulate them, because that’s what I was — a master at manipulation.”

McCarron was back in the headlines last week when he pleaded guilty to engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour in Dublin city centre.

He avoided a criminal conviction by giving €500 to a homeless charity.

The Red Hands star was also questioned by Garda in 2015 over online contacts with a 15-year-old girl from Kildare on the Tinder hook-up app.

And last week a scheduled appearance by the Dromore man on RTE’s Late Late Show was scrapped following complaints from the father of the underage girl, who felt that McCarron’s book was “cashing in” on the  contact with his daughter.

Belfast Telegraph