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Guinness drinker who sank 81 pints was ‘quite tired’ after session

An Irish man who drank 81 pints of Guinness across the New Year’s Eve weekend has gone viral on social media for his feat. 

While many commenters highlighted the dangerous activity, Sean Bryan of Kilkenny, Ireland, defended the drinking session. He said that he didn’t have a hangover after it, but he did feel “quite tired”.

The long drinking session began on 29 December before finishing on New Year’s Eve at 9pm, when he sank his final pint of Guinness, before heading home at around 10pm to bed.

As a result of drinking the pints, Bryan consumed more than 186 units across the weekend, which is the equivalent of more than three-months-worth of what the government advise to drink.

In addition, he consumed around 17,000 calories of liquid during the session, discounting any food he may have also consumed alongside the beer.

He also revealed that he spent around 400 euros on the pints over the three day session.

Although the post got more than 10,000 links on Facebook, many commenters were quick to point out how dangerous that amount of drinking was, with some describing the act as “stupid”.

Bryan told the Irish Mirror that the event was a “one off” because it was Christmas and that he “doesn’t really ever count calories.”

He said that he went home every night of the session, and returned to the pub the following day to continue drinking.

Bryan also said the 81 pints beat his last record of 78, although he wasn’t setting himself a challenge but it “just became a kick between friends”. But some were now egging him on to drink 100 pints.

Bryan responded to the comments on social media by saying he had heeded doctors and others advice from the comments, and was having a shandy for his birthday instead.

Responding to the story, Alcohol Concern issued its guidance, stating: “The UK’s Chief Medical Officers low-risk drinking guidelines recommend staying under 14 units a week (that’s about six pints of normal strength beer or a bottle and a half of wine), and spreading your intake over three days or more with a few alcohol-free days too.

“Regularly drinking above the recommended low-risk guidelines can be harmful to our health.”

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