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Thursday 27 April 2017

Love shown for 'amazing' Sheeran

Amy Sheehy (21), left, and her sister Tara (24) from Limerick arriving at the 3Arena last night. Photo: Damien Eagers
Amy Sheehy (21), left, and her sister Tara (24) from Limerick arriving at the 3Arena last night. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sean O'Grady

Screaming fans gathered at Dublin's 3Arena last night for the first of Ed Sheeran's much-hyped gigs.

Limerick sisters Amy (21) and Tara (24) Sheehy were among the crowd.

"I went to see him in Croke Park last summer and it was amazing, I can't wait. The fact that he's only one guy with a guitar and he can get a crowd of 80,000 going is really something," Tara said.

"This concert sold out within seconds, we got really lucky getting our tickets."

Dubliner Marie Caffrey (30) is such a committed fan that last year she went straight to his concert after being released from hospital. "I left hospital from an operation, went straight home, got dressed and went out and it was well worth it. He was amazing, it was probably the best concert I've ever been to," she said.

The gig was all the more special for Cork sisters Grace and Emily Kelly who were surprised with the tickets.

"We saw Ed two years ago, it was great craic. We got these tickets because we passed our driving test. Our parents got them for us as a surprise. I had failed my test twice before so the third time was the charm," Grace said.

Irish Independent

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