Monday 19 March 2018

Shane McGrath (Man Utd fan and Tipperary hurler_

"We're all United fans in the family. A cousin, Pat Hayes, is a huge United man and took a few of us over to Old Trafford to see a game with Leicester in the mid '90s. That was my first time over.

"The most memorable game I've been to was one we lost on aggregate, the night the Brazilian Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid in the Champions League. David Beckham (right) came on to score two late goals and United won on the night 4-3, but we went out overall 5-6. It was phenomenal.

"My mother and father brought my youngest brother, Darragh, over to the United-Liverpool game in '09, which wasn't maybe the best of timing. It was the time Liverpool won 4-1 and everyone's abiding memory is of Gerrard kissing the TV camera.

"I'd be a little worried about this Sunday with Vidic and Ferdinand missing, because I'm sure Liverpool will stick on Andy Carroll at some stage. They might as well after the amount of money they've spent on him!

"It's going to be a tough one for United. The great thing for me is that our National League game with Waterford is under lights on the Saturday, so I'll be able to relax on Sunday and watch it all."


Liverpool 1 (Suarez), United 2 (Rooney, Nani).

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