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Jack Byrne Makes Gesture To Rovers Fan Who Blew Off Wedding For Cup Win

Jack Byrne Makes Gesture To Rovers Fan Who Blew Off Wedding For Cup Win

The FAI Cup semi-final between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers was a huge occasion. While meetings between these two sides are always hotly anticipated affairs, the added significance of a cup semi-final ensure Dalymount was at fever pitch for last night's game.

The ground was literally rocking before kick-off, with both sets of supporters contributing to what was a mad atmosphere. Flairs, chants, pure passion, they had the lot.

It was everything that is great about the League of Ireland.

Shamrock Rovers would ultimately come away with a 2-0 victory, much to the delight of their fans. Some of them even got a bit too excited, entering the pitch.

There was one man in the crowd who certainly wasn't supposed to be there.

Rovers supporters Ryan Usher was meant to be attending a wedding in Navan on Friday, a disastrous clash with such a big game for his team.

When he told his better half that he was nipping up to the hotel room to watch the match, he actually hopped into a taxi and went straight to Dalymount without saying a word. Some man!

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That fare cost him €240 in total, some dedication.

When this story was shared by Graham Merrigan on Twitter, Jack Byrne was soon in touch. He asked to be put in touch with the supporter, offering to pay half of his taxi fare.

A great gesture!

Shamrock Rovers will now play in the FAI Cup final in the Aviva Stadium on November 3rd. Hopefully Ryan's calendar is free on that day...

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Gary Connaughton

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