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Liverpool Legend Ian Rush In Birr This Week

Thursday, 12 January 2017

LEGENDARY Liverpool footballer Ian Rush will paying a visit to Birr this Wednesday (January 11).

The retired Welsh footballer will be in town for 'An Evening with Liverpool Legend Ian Rush' at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre at 8pm.

Birr is one of only three stops for Rush in January with him also visiting Belfast and Dublin.

At club level, Rush played for Liverpool from 1980-1996 and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions during his 16 years at the club.

At international level he made 73 appearances for Wales and remains the record goal scorer for his country with 28 goals between 1980 and 1996.

Regarded as one of the greatest ever Liverpool players, Rush came third in the 100 Players Who Shook The Kop (an official Liverpool fan poll) after Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish.

He also had short spells with Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic.

Since retiring as a player in 2000, Rush has had a stint as manager of Chester City (2004-05), and has worked as a television football pundit.

RTE's Shay Byrne will be on hand at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to look back on Rush's amazing journey from his early days in Wales to life on the world stage as a top class footballer.

A limited number of tickets are available: €40 including Meet & Greet (including ticket & photo); €15 (show ticket only).

To book: www.birrtheatre.com or tel Box Office (057) 91 22911.

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