Saturday 20 January 2018

Niall Horan gets his Irish jersey out for final Dublin show

Niall Horan believes the Irish fans are the greatest he told Ray D'Arcy
Niall Horan believes the Irish fans are the greatest he told Ray D'Arcy
Niall Horan said he is likely to wear an Irish jersey tonight on stage
Katelyn Walsh, Claire Walsh, Mary Kavanagh and Amy Kavanagh outside the O2 arena
Alanna McCarey(16), Alana Power(16), Sarah Staunton(15) and Ellen Reinhardt(15) from Dublin outside the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin ahead of tonights concert in the O2
One Direction Fans outside the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin today
One Direction Fans Ciara Walsh (22) from Kildare outside the O2
One Direction in concert last night
Caitlin Farrell(15) and Sarah Lester(16) from Dublin outside the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin
Fionnuala McCarthy

Fionnuala McCarthy

ONE Direction’s stylist can take the night off, as Niall Horan has revealed he will be wearing his Irish jersey on stage tonight.

The Mullingar pop star said this morning that he has been waiting for his homecoming since the day he left Ireland.

The band are set to play the second of two nights in the O2 tonight, before travelling to Belfast tomorrow.

Speaking the morning after his first gig, the pop star revealed that he considers the Irish the greatest supporters. 

“The Irish fans are the best, I’m not biased,” he told listeners to the Ray D’Arcy show on Today FM. 

“We’re about ten or 11 shows into the tour I’ll probably say it on stage but I’ve been waiting to come back to Dublin since the day we left.

"I'll probably get my Irish jersey on too," he revealed.

The Mullingar man took to Twitter today to gush about the Dublin experience:

“That was the most incredible show,” he tweeted today. “You guys were so loud, like I've never heard before! Thanks for an amazing homecoming ! Day 2, let's go.”

Niall proved his music credentials last night playing electric guitar on stage, and predicted his fellow band mates are likely to put on Irish accents on stage tonight.

He confirmed that he travelled to Ireland a day ahead of his band members, and paid a visit to Supermacs for a take-out.

“After the gig I just flew straight home, and sat in the house all day eating Supermacs,” he said.

The band, who kicked off their Take Me Home world tour in London last week are set to tour until the end of the year.


“We’re really busy, but look where we are, it’s unbelievable what happened. It’s crazy what’s going on but we’re just having a good laugh, we don’t take it too seriously. If you start taking it too seriously you lose the head,” he told the radio show.

The boys have been keeping a low profile today in town, despite  hundreds of fans gathering outside of the Fitzwilliam hotel on Stephen’s Green, where they are rumoured to have spent their first night.

They may have saved their partying for after tonight’s gig, as there was no sign of them in the city’s hotspots last night, including the Grafton Lounge and Lillies Bordello, where they partied in November following their Late Late Show appearance.

And there was no Supermacs for the boys last night.  Instead they opted for some more take out, when they placed an order for a Nandos treat worth €400. And Niall Horan placed a special order for the spicy red pepper dip to accompany his peri-peri chicken.

Apparently they ordered100 chicken wings, 10 chicken wraps, one chicken breast pitta, two butterfly chickens, one half chicken, 11 corn on the cobs, nine large chips and enough rice, olives and side sauces to keep anyone happy.

However with Jameson whiskey and Heineken beer ordered for their dressing rooms back stage, it’s likely they will be tucking into more than spicy chicken tonight.

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