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Monday 15 September 2014

'I have not stopped crying since I heard, but I am backing Garth 100pc'

Greg Harkin

Published 05/07/2014 | 02:30

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Edel and Karen Kirwin of Letterkenny

A Garth Brooks fan given special VIP tickets by the star after he heard of how she couldn't get any has backed his 'no show' threat – even though she has spent the past 24 hours crying.

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Edel Kirwan was called by Brooks live on Donegal's Highland Radio three months ago as she told of how she had queued for two days but didn't manage to get any tickets.

The singer later sent her tickets for the Monday gig – and even changed them to the Friday event when she asked.

"I am gutted because of all we went through to get the tickets and then Garth himself came to our rescue," said the Letterkenny mum.

"But I have to say I back him 100pc on all concerts or no concerts. It's just not fair on those who booked for Monday and Tuesday. They are every bit as entitled to see Garth as those who booked for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows. So for me it's all five concerts or no concert at all.

"Garth has answered my prayers once; I just hope he can answer them again," she said.

Edel has admitted that she has cried non-stop since news of Dublin City Council's decision to axe two of the shows.

"I do hope things are sorted and I know they are trying to," she said.

"But this should never have happened and the promoter and the GAA should have ensured this kind of thing could never have happened."

Irish Independent

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