Sunday 19 November 2017

Now it's time for the big question – who's responsible for this?

Garth Brooks: will play none of his planned Croke Park concerts
Garth Brooks: will play none of his planned Croke Park concerts
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

IT was Garth Brooks – yes, he – who once crooned that some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

"Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs, that just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care," sang the country chart topper.

Yesterday the prayers of 400,000 Irish fans went unanswered when Brooks pulled the curtain on all five shows at Croke Park that were sold out long before Aiken Promotions applied for a licence.

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