Conor Moore with David Koonin from CAA. Source: Twitter

Moore was ‘a bit shocked’ by CAA’s interest

Mullingar performer Conor Moore said that he was "a little shocked" when he realised that the biggest talent agency in the world wanted to sign him.

At the start of the month, Moore announced on social media that he had signed a deal with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the same talent agency that represents some of the biggest stars in entertainment and sport, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Beyoncé.

In an interview with the Westmeath Examiner this week, Moore revealed that he was "very excited" and surprised when he learned that CAA were interested in adding him to their roster.

"They are a huge agency all over the world and they obviously represent a lot of high profile people, so when I realised they were interested, I was a little bit shocked, I suppose.

"It all happened when I was over at the Austin Grand Prix working for Formula 1. The president of CAA Sports, the sports division, I met him at a party and he started asking me would I be interested in being a part of the CAA family.

"As soon as he started talking to me, I knew I'd love to go over there. Their connections in Formula 1 and golf are just huge and would be a huge benefit.

"I have a great agent here in Ireland as well, but to have that representation over in the States is really important, and the two of them together will do a good job for me."

CAA's talent rosters read like a who's who in the worlds of sport and entertainment.

Moore says he's looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career, which in recent months has seen him branch into Formula 1, where his impersonations of the drivers have gone down very well with motorsports fans.

“It's insane some of the names in there. Their office is in the Chrysler Building in New York and the pictures on the walls or the people who walk in the door, you are a little bit astounded when you are walking along.

"I can't wait for it [2023]. It's going to be an exciting year," he said.