The Snapper is on the box tonight again and no doubt half the country will be watching. The film, based on the Roddy Doyle book, seems to be only getting more popular as the years go by because, let's face it, it's 'A1', and is as firmly cemented in our hearts as Italia '90 at this stage.

God love you if your name is Sharon though, as you have probably heard more quotes from it in your lifetime than a Spanish sailor has had hot dinners.

The point of the whole story was that young Sharton got up the duff by 'Georgie bleedin Burgess', and it was all a bit of a rollercoaster really until the little one was born - at 7 pounds 12 ounces, as Colm Meaney was delighted to announce to the pub, which is a good sized baby - small turkey though.

That good sized baby is now 23-years-old would you believe, and is Irish Canoe Slalom athlete Aisling Conlan.

Aisling didn't continue in the acting game but she did tell that she met author Roddy Doyle at her school when she was ten; "He had been in to talk to the senior school students about one of his books and very kindly signed a copy of The Snapper for me and posed for a photo too."

While it's public knowledge now that she is The Snapper baby, Aisling doesn't mind and is a big fan of the film; "I absolutely love that so many people love watching The Snapper and to be involved in such a great Irish cult film is such an amazing feeling!"

Dessie would be proud, wha'?

Catch The Snapper tonight on TV3 at 9pm.