Garth Brooks Dublin Gigs: Paddy Power takes country superstar for a ride around town

Just eight short years later....


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Garth Brooks is back and ready to battle with the formidable Clonliffe and Croke Park Area Resident’s Association once again after announcing five massive gigs at the home of GAA, Croke Park, in 2022.

The country superstar has unfinished business in Dublin after his 2014 gigs were cancelled because they failed to get permission to go ahead following complaints from local residents.

To celebrate the return of this titanic tussle, Paddy created a giant moving billboard appearing to depict Brooks rodeo riding a sheep, hailing from Mayo, roughshod across Dublin’s hallowed turf – because That’s What Cowboys Do…apparently.


But with residents primed to protest (again), Paddy’s also released odds that all five gigs DON’T go ahead and that we get none at all.

Brooks and Mayo share a familiar adversary in the form of the Dubs.

Both have tried time and time again to be the headline act at Croker with their journey to get there a painful experience, cursed even. They’ve got a fiercely loyal following and in the past, the Dubs were responsible for blocking their path to performing at GAA HQ… until now.

And in a bid to appease GAA fans and followers of the country megastar, we’ve hatched a plan to reward supporters of both.

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In tandem with our billboard, we’re also taking bets on the seemingly cursed Mayo footballers to dump Dublin out of the 2022 Senior Football Championship…again.

For both Brooks and Mayo, the dream of five headline performances at GAA HQ lives on, but it could remain an Unanswered Prayer.

We all know Brooks has Friends In Low Places, but we’re not convinced that he’s on the Christmas card list for the Clonliffe and Croke Park Area Resident’s Association.

The giant billboard took a tour of the city today, making pit stops at St Jones’ Road and journeying along The River Liffey.

Whether the man himself makes it to Croker next year remains to be seen…


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