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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Freddie fan Declan gets big surprise

Declan Gibney, Hollyfort celebrating his 50th birthday with his wife, Lisa, family and many friends
Declan Gibney, Hollyfort celebrating his 50th birthday with his wife, Lisa, family and many friends

Cathy Lee

Over 100 close friends and family of Declan Gibney gathered together in style at Gorey Rugby Club to surprise the huge Queen and Freddie Mercury fan, in the run up to his fiftieth birthday, which isn't until May 15.

Declan's wife Lisa Gibney organised the party and chose the era of the eighties as its theme, to everyone's delight.

Her brother in law was on hand to create a life sized cut of out Declan, in all his Freddie Mercury styled glory, which was presented to Declan as a present on the night.

'We're just that kind of family, it was great for him to be Freddie for the night and he was totally shocked and surprise. He's a massive Freddie Mercury fan,' said Lisa Gibney.

Declan and Lisa have three children, Adam, who dressed as Prince, Ryan who was a member of Abba and Abbey, who was another version of the rockstar Freddie Mercury.

Gorey Rugby Club were on hand to supply the food, and a great night was had by all.

Gorey Guardian

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