Wednesday 7 December 2016

Hero Limerick couple reunite devastated owner with his lost Ireland-France match ticket

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 13/10/2015 | 14:08

Couple John Cullinan & Rachel Kelly who found Ian Brown's missing match ticket for the RWC IRL v FRA match last Sunday
Couple John Cullinan & Rachel Kelly who found Ian Brown's missing match ticket for the RWC IRL v FRA match last Sunday

Can you imagine the panic of realising that you have lost your priceless Rugby World Ireland v France match tickets with only hours to go to kick-off?

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That was the tragic scenario that one Irish fan found himself in last Sunday, outside Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Ian Browne was devastated when he discovered that he had mislaid his much-coveted match ticket.

However fate intervened when John Cullinan and his girlfriend Rachel Kelly from Limerick spotted the valuable tickets on the ground and used an ingenious method to re-unite them with their owner.

They cleverly used one of the free DHL signs being handed out to fans to alert Ian that his missing tickets had been found.

A thrilled Ian couldn't believe that he had found his errant ticket and made sure to show his appreciation with a few pre-match pints for John and Rachel.

"He was delighted with us.

"He made sure we were well repaid with a few pints before the match," John told the Irish Examiner.

Since returning from the game, John said he received a phone call from DHL, who want to give him tickets for the quarter final against Argentina next Sunday.

Please don't lose this ticket Ian.....

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