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Fans in tears as chance to see hero 

garth Brooks fan Cameron Cloke (10) broke down in tears as his dad broke the news to him that he would miss his big chance to see his hero this summer.

"It's just absolutely heartbreaking," Cameron told the Herald.

"I'm really, really sad about it," he said. "I never thought that they would really cancel them.

"I won't stop listening to him. It's not his fault that he had to cancel. He had no choice."

His dad Michael was left just as heartbroken at yesterday's shock announcement.

"I'm gutted. It's like hearing that someone has died," he told the Herald.

"It's an indescribable feeling. I'm heartbroken for Cameron and I feel like crying for myself too. I've been a huge fan for years," he added.


Darndale cowboy Richie Smith (71) is also hugely disappointed that the gigs won't go ahead.

"This is the second time I have missed out on seeing him here," he told the Herald.

"Up until yesterday we lived in hope but that's all gone now," he said.

Former Westlife singer Shane Filan (inset) said he was "devastated" as he will not get the opportunity to perform before Brooks at GAA headquarters.

"It was a dream come true when I was asked to support him. It's a sad day for everyone in Ireland who had been looking forward to these concerts for so long," he said.