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Good Samaritan returns lost tickets for The Script's Croke Park gig to 3 desperate fans

Published 30/06/2015 | 13:43

The Script's, Danny O’Donoghue, centre, Mark Sheehan, right, and Glen Power pictured before their sold out concert in Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 19/6/2015
The Script's, Danny O’Donoghue, centre, Mark Sheehan, right, and Glen Power pictured before their sold out concert in Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 19/6/2015

Three fans of hit Irish band The Script were wowed recently by the kindness of a stranger who went to great lengths to return tickets they had lost to the band's Croke Park gig.

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Students Nathan Breen, Adam Murphy, and Cian McNamara were travelling from their native Limerick by bus to Dublin for the show when they realised their tickets were missing.

“We were chatting away when we asked Adam if he had the tickets,” Cian told The Limerick Leader. “When he checked he realised he must have forgotten them, so we started panicking.”

They hit social media to desperately try to organise three new tickets.

However, Emma O'Brien, who was waiting to catch a bus in Limerick found the lads' original tickets on a wall at Arthur's Quay and phoned her dad Pat who leapt into action.

He contacted the bus company and by the time the three young men had reached the Red Cow roundabout they got the good news that their tickets had been found.

Pat phoned Cian to say he had driven to Annacotty to give them to the next bus driver heading to Dublin and they arrived well in time for the concert.

“There are not enough people like him around these days. He could have made a profit off these tickets if he wanted to, but he chose to do the right thing,” said Cian.

Cian tried to tack Pat down to thank him and rang in to 95Fm with his story.  Pat's wife Yvonne contacted the station and said, “It was an opportunity for us to do a good turn.  It’s a good feeling to be able to help someone out.”

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