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Thursday 18 September 2014

Louise in a low place as Garth pulls plug on gigs

MARIA HERLIHY

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

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Louise Burke with some of her now defunct Garth Brooks tickets.

A DUHALLOW woman who got to work two hours early to make sure she bagged 18 Garth Brooks tickets for family and friends on line was left "gutted" on Tuesday when the crooner said he wouldn't now be singing about friends in low places at Croke Park.

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Louise Bourke, pictured, right, told The Corkman that her dad was a huge Garth Brooks fan and she bagged surprise tickets for him and her mom, sister Anne Marie along with 15 other family and friends. "It's just a pure disaster," said Louise.

Louise had been paid by everyone for the tickets but now has to start repaying them, as well as getting her own refunds. "It's going to be a nightmare as some of my friends live up the country, but I'll have to sort everyone out now," she said.

However, Liam Allen, proprietor of Rola Trac at Allens Bridge, got a bigger blow from the cancellations - his company was to lay the 14,000 sq/m of temporary flooring to cover Croker for the concerts. It was a major contract for the company, and employed over 20 staff, but that's all gone now, too.

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