Fans flock to greet he­roes

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LIFE­LONG Liver­pool sup­port­ers Pat and Glen Yeates re­cently came face to face with two of their Ko­pite he­roes Ron­nie Whe­lan and Ian Rush at the Royal Ho­tel in Bray.

Hun­dreds of Liver­pool fans from all over County Wick­low and Dublin made their way to Bray so they could bask in the pres­ence of two of the great­est ever play­ers to don the red Liver­pool jer­sey. Both Whe­lan and Rush played for Liver­pool dur­ing their peak years in the ‘80s, winning a host of tro­phies in the process, in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous league ti­tles and Euro­pean Cup vic­to­ries.

While Rush was quite pos­si­bly the great­est ever Liver­pool goalscorer, Whe­lan played a vi­tal role in mid­field and was also an in­te­gral part of the Ire­land team, scor­ing that mag­nif­i­cent goal against Rus­sia in the glo­ri­ous days of Euro 88.

The two leg­ends talked to the crowd for at least three hours and were more than happy to swap stores and anec­dotes.

A ques­tions and an­swers ses­sion was also held.

Pat and Glen weren’t the only two Wick­low Town na­tives present, while other vis­i­tors ar­rived from Ash­ford, Glenealy and Rath­new as well.

Pat and Glen get to meet Liver­pool leg­ends Ian Rush and Ron­nie Whe­lan.

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