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Friday 17 August 2018

Jedward to rock Croker . . . let's hope the Dubs do too

EUROVISION stars and proud Blues fans Jedward are gearing up for a live performance at Croke Park this weekend while supporting the Dubs.

The pop duo will take to the stage this Saturday and entertain Blues fans attending the football and hurling double header, part of the Dublin County Board's Spring Series.

The Croke Park event will also see the twins peform their Eurosong Lipstick, which will be the first time it is performed in an outdor venue.

Fans will see Dublin battle it out against the All-Ireland football champs Cork and hurling champs Tipperary, with Jedward putting on a show between the two matches.

The Spring Series will officially begin with a 5.15pm hurling throw-in, and the Dublin footballers will take to the field at 7.30pm.

Fresh from their Eurosong victory on the Late Late Show last week, where they won out over four other hopefuls, the Lucan boys are to give a rendition of Lipstick, which hit the top spot on iTunes last week.

The pair are set to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf in May.

Since their rollercoaster ride on X Factor in 2009, John and Edward Grimes (19) have taken Ireland and the UK by storm.



Brilliant

Liam McKenna, who co-manages the hair-raising pair, said the twins were looking forward to Saturday.

"They're obviously going to have to change their routine a little, given the size of the stage at Croke Park, but it's going to be a brilliant experience for them," he said.

Not surprisingly, Jedward are massive fans of the Blues and will be cheering them on for both matches.

The two, who are regulars at Dublin GAA games, will "return to their seats after their performance to watch the second game," Liam told the Herald.

The Spring Series will continue with an all-star line-up, including the talents of Damien Dempsey and Horslips.

The remainder of the Allianz League games against Kerry (February 26), Mayo (March 20), and All-Ireland finalist Down (April 2) will also be part of the series, alongside the Dublin hurlers, who face Kilkenny on April 2.

Almost 30,000 tickets for the four-night festival have been sold to date while the Cusack Stand is almost sold out.

Tickets are on sale at gaa.ie, ticketmaster.ie, Dublin GAA clubs and at all usual GAA outlets.

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