Liver­pool fans Kiev bound

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

THREE avid Liver­pool fans from Kil­lar­ney are pre­par­ing to fly out to Kiev ahead of Liver­pool’s Cham­pi­ons League clash with Real Madrid - even though only one of them has a ticket to the match!

Ivan Hur­ley, Kevin Moyni­han and Seán McCarthy are the three fans in ques­tion and al­though only Ivan is lucky enough to have se­cured a ticket to the fi­nal it­self, the trio are sure they’ll en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence none the less.

“We’re fly­ing out on Wed­nes­day week which will be May 23 and then the fi­nal is on the Satur­day night, May 26,” said Ivan, speak­ing to The Ker­ry­man on Mon­day.

“Thank­fully I have a ticket, but the other two lads, they said to put out an ap­peal for two more tick­ets – if there’s any kind soul out there who wants to do­nate some. I know that I won’t be giv­ing up my ticket!” Ivan laughed.

Ivan and his two friends are mem­bers of the Liver­pool Sup­port­ers Club in Tralee and Ivan said that it was through this club that he man­aged to se­cure the golden ticket to the match.

“It was through Leo Bryne, who is the Pres­i­dent of the club in Tralee, that I was lucky enough to get the ticket. I go to a good num­ber of games every year and I’ve been to a good few Cham­pi­ons League games this year as well,” he con­tin­ued.

“I said to Leo that if any tick­ets came in for a bal­lot then to put my name in for it and lo and be­hold my name came out. I’ ll have to fly over to Liver­pool be­tween now and next week to col­lect the ticket, but that’s man­age­able.” he said.

This will be Ivan’s first time at­tend­ing any sort of Eu­ro­pean fi­nal and with Liver­pool play­ing with the form they are at the mo­ment, Ivan says that he is con­fi­dent of a Liver­pool vic­tory - al­beit a dra­matic one.

“I can’t wait to get over there and of course with the team play­ing so well, that’s an added bonus. They are un­beaten at home this year, their form in the Cham­pi­ons League has been ex­cel­lent. I’m call­ing it as 3-2 vic­tory to Liver­pool with the win­ning goal com­ing be­tween the 80th and 90th minute,” he laughed.

Ivan Hur­ley, Sean McCarthy and Kevin Moyni­han, all from Kil­lar­ney, who are fly­ing out to Kiev next week ahead of the Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal clash be­tween Liver­pool and Real Madrid.

Kevin Moyni­han, Sean McCarthy and Ivan Hur­ley show­ing off their own soc­cer skills ahead of next weeks fi­nal.

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