A Garth Brooks superfan has vowed never to attend another GAA match after the decision to cancel all five gigs.
Edel Kirwin was left devastated when she queued for two days but failed to get tickets of any of Garth’s shows.
But amazingly the singer appeared on Highland Radio and heard of Edel’s plight.
The singing sensation promised Edel and her sister Karen four tickets each and he was true to his word.
But now Edel, from Letterkenny, who is also a big GAA fan, has vowed never to step inside Croke Park or any other GAA ground again.
“I cannot begin to describe how cheated I feel by the GAA and this Government.
“They should never have given the go-ahead for five concerts if they weren’t going to give permission for them,” she fumed.
Edel backed Garth and said he was completely right in not performing three concerts instead of five.
She has also vowed NOT to go and see him in Ireland IF he ever plays here again.
“I will see what he has to say during the week and I will save up my money and go and see him in some other country.
“I would not give the Government my money after this catastrophe.
“They are taxing people up their eyeballs and then they are taking away the small moments of enjoyment they can have.
“It’s a joke and the whole world is laughing at us,” she said.
Meanwhile Mary From Dungloe Festival organisers have offered a Garth Brooks alternative to fans.
Disappointed Garth Brooks fans due to travel to Dublin at the end of the month can hold on to their cowboy hats for a special event at the Mary from Dungloe Festival.
The 10-day festival gets underway on Saturday, July 26th and many regular festival goers had planned to be in Dublin from July 25th to 29th for the five shows at Croke Park but the cancellation announcement on Tuesday evening put an end to those plans.
The Mary from Dungloe festival programme includes a Garth Brooks tribute gig on Sunday, 27th on the town’s main street at 4 p.m. with Gary Mc Evoy’s ‘Thunder Roll Tour ‘14’. Festival organisers were quick off the mark this week to offer disappointed fans a ‘soft landing’ following the cancellation of the five Dublin gigs.
Deirdre Wilson of the festival committee joined in the sympathy to the 400,000 ticket holders on Tuesday evening but said main street in Dungloe is the new alternative on Sunday, July 27th.
“It’s very disappointing news for the 400,000 fans with tickets – many from here in Donegal – but we are delighted to offer them a free alternative. We have Gary Mc Evoy and his Garth Brooks tribute show on the main street from 4 to 6 p.m. and it’ll surely be a bigger event now. This was going to be a fantastic show anyway and it’ll give the many fans a chance to sample some of Gath’s music. They can get their Croke Park tickets refunded from Ticketmaster as our show is all for free,” she said.