Little Liverpool fan left in tears after snowstorm threatens dream trip to Anfield
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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA five year old Liverpool fan from Ireland burst into tears after being told he might miss his team big match against Leicester tonight.
Sean Gilligan, from Dublin, has been stuck at Dublin Airport since 5am this morning after terrible weather closed Manchester Airport.
Sean, together with his mum, dad and sister, had hoped to board their initial flight at 6.50am but were told it had been delayed until half an hour.
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Mum, Sinead Gilligan, 39, told the ECHO that the bad weather came as a “total surprise”.
She said: “The weather in Dublin was fantastic, so we were not expecting this at all. There was a snow shower in Dublin last night, but this morning there was nothing. At most it was just frost on the car, that was it really.”
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## ## “Even just by looking at him, you could tell that he was getting emotional because we know how hard it is to get tickets. It’s been an expensive trip from flights, to train tickets to accommodation, so we must get there, we just have to find another way, no matter what. It is a lifetime opportunity.”
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She added: “We were all devastated, and there were other Liverpool supporters on the plane as well and you could hear the sighs and devastation from everyone. But it’s not the airports fault or the plane fault. It’s the weather. A large number of them were wearing their Liverpool jerseys, so we knew they were going to the game too.”
Sinead’s husband, Declan McCormack, 46, is a Liverpool superfan so there is no surprise their kids feel the same.
She said: “Sean lives and breathes Liverpool. He’s got six jerseys, apart from the goalie set. We are planning on buying that too from the Liverpool sports shop when we get there. And the minute he gets in from school his gear is on him.”
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(Image: Sinead Gilligan)
Some travellers have been diverted to Birmingham to then catch a two hour train. There weren enough seats for the McCormack family so now they have their “fingers crossed” they can get another flight to Manchester.
Sinead added: “We are booked into the tour at Anfield for 3m. But it looking like we won make the Anfield tour, so gutted for Sean as it would have been his only chance to sit in the sub seats. The match is the most important thing.
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