Gardaí challenge the PSNI to a ‘dance-off’

Video: Officers in Templemore show the world their dancing skills

The gardaí have dared the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to "show us your moves" in a "running-man" dance-off.

The video posted on You Tube and tweeted by the Garda press office shows officers at the Garda College in Templemore in Co Tipperary doing their version of "Running Man Challenge".

There are shots of gardaí around different parts of the college dancing to the 1996 song My Boo by Ghost Town .

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin responded on Twitter that while he had “two left feet” he was sure someone in the PSNI would take up the challenge.


Police officers around the world have taken on the challenge as the viral craze continues to gain popularity.

Scotland, News Zealand, Australia, Miami and New York have already taken part in the #runningmanchallenge.

It was started in the US by two teenagers from New Jersey, Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall.

In an appearance on The Ellen Show, the two said they came up with the dance when they were bored in finance class on day.

“I woke up and these guys - the Maryland basketball players - they did it,” Mr Vincent said.

Rachel Flaherty

Rachel Flaherty

Rachel Flaherty is Digital Features Editor and journalist with The Irish Times