He’s already famous in Donegal for helping Rory Gallagher to sing Jimmy’s Winning Matches.
But now Senegal Jimmy, who makes a living selling fake Rolex watches to tourists in Lanzarote, has himself being ripped off by imitators cashing in on his fame.
The video in honour of the Donegal GAA team went viral and has had more than a million hits.
But now Senegal Jimmy, whose real-name is Bamba, has found that other beach traders are cashing in on his fame.
Jimmy’s knows almost every name in Ireland and uses the ploy to sell watches to happy-go-lucky tourists who also have their picture taken with him.
But singer Rory Gallagher revealed how Jimmy isn’t happy at all that other ‘Senegal Jimmys’ have learned the words to the famous song and pretending to be him!
“They’re costing him a lot of business and he’s not happy. There are a lot of Irish tourists in Lanzarote all year round and Jimmy has become a bit of a hero out there.
“But the other lads have copped this on and have learned the song and even plenty of Irish placenames in a ploy to get Irish people to buy watches.
“Most Irish people don’t know the real Jimmy and are having their picture taken with imposters! It’s hilarious,” said Rory.