Thursday 29 September 2016

Ed Sheeran surprises Croke Park with Glen Hansard and Kodaline - and helps Kodaline bassist to propose to girlfriend

Published 26/07/2015 | 08:31

Jay Boland of Kodaline proposes to girlfriend Eatoin Corr on stage with Ed Sheeran PIC: Kodaline Twitter
Jay Boland of Kodaline proposes to girlfriend Eatoin Corr on stage with Ed Sheeran PIC: Kodaline Twitter
GINGER MAN: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had his work cut out for him topping his first Friday night show at Croke Park during which he performed on stage with Dublin rockers Kodaline.

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However, he pulled out all the stops for the second show last night by performing with former The Frames frontman Glen Hansard as well as inviting Kodaline on stage again to recreate Friday night's magic.

The trio performed Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels) and The Auld Triangle together.

There was also the small matter of a proposal to help too and Ed helped Kodaline's bassist Jason Boland to propose to his girlfriend Etaoin Corr.

Last week Ed helped Jake Roche propose to little Mix's Jesy nelson at Manchester Arena and Friday night's Croke Park crowd included at least one other proposal with Belfast's Cathal Shortt proposing to girlfriend Leanne Peoples.

“Thank you to Kodaline and Glen Hansard for joining me on stage today to sing some tunes. And congratulations to Jay, what a way to propose!” Ed tweeted last night.

He had teased fans with a cryptic tweet earlier in the day stating he had "something planned for tonight you won't expect".

Rumours had been circulating that Christy Moore would join Ed on stage, but it was Glen Hansard who had been his secret guest.  At one point he joked about being asked if he was Ed's granddad.

Ed (24) entertained 160,000 fans over two nights at the northside Dublin venue.

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