A Meath club footballer is part of Louis Walsh’s new five-piece pop boyband Next in Line which made their television debut on RTÉ’s Late Late Show.

Conor O’Farrell lined out for the Curraha footballers in the Feis Cup and Division 1B of the All County League earlier this season.

But the 2o year old wing wizard has to turn his back on a burgeoning GAA career after his vocal talents were discovered by former X Factor judge Walsh, who has managed Westlife and Boyzone, at open auditions in Dublin’s Vicar Street last year!

The group, which also includes Harry O’Connell, Conor David, Neung Kelly and Joshua Regala, performed a cover of James TW’s When You Love Someone on Friday’s Late Late Show.

He is not the only footballer that top impresario Walsh persuaded to switch to the music business as Westlife star Nicky Byrne was a highly regarded Leeds United goalkeeper