Peter Collins follows through on Sonia O'Sullivan bet after Thomas Barr bronze 2 years ago

Peter Collins follows through on Sonia O'Sullivan bet after Thomas Barr bronze

A bet is a bet, and Peter Collins never welches on a bet.

This has been a summer to remember for so many Irish runners, swimmers, hockey players, jockeys, hurlers and more.

Thomas Barr came to the medal party that was kicked off, on Sunday, by Ireland's women's hockey team and preceded by the achievements of our underage athletes at various European and world championship meets.

The Waterford star ran a season's best time of 48.31 - his second fastest ever time - to claim a bronze medal at the European Championships in Berlin. A strong finish saw him belt down the home straight in the 400-metre hurdles final and write his name into Irish athletics yore.

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Barr had been tipped to get on the podium by RTE pundit, and Irish running legend, Sonia O'Sullivan ahead of the race with a stacked field.

O'Sullivan and RTE host Peter Collins even made a bet, beforehand.

Following the pulsating final, Collins followed through on his side of the bet. Despite agreeing to only wear a woolly, green hat if Barr claimed gold, Collins was a good sport.

Anyone tuning in late to the RTE coverage might have been in for a surprise...

We reckon Collins should keep the hat on for the rest of the championships, for good luck.