PIC: Sister of Irish Parkinson’s victim makes plea for special tribute at Bruce Springsteen Croke Park gig 5 years ago

PIC: Sister of Irish Parkinson’s victim makes plea for special tribute at Bruce Springsteen Croke Park gig

This would be an amazing tribute.

A woman whose brother recently passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s disease has made a special plea for a tribute to be paid in his honour at Bruce Springsteen’s gig in Croke Park on Friday evening.

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Noel Kenny, from Portarlington in Laois, a multiple medal winner for Ireland at the Special Olympics in 2010, passed away earlier this year after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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A huge Bruce Springsteen fan, he had been due to attend The Boss’ gig in Croke Park on Friday night with his sister, Terri Kenny Murphy, but became ill on the day the tickets were purchased and sadly passed away in February, aged 44.

Terri will be attending the gig in Croke Park on Friday night and made a special appeal to The River Tour – Dublin page on Facebook for Bruce to sing Noel’s favourite Springsteen song, ‘Glory Days’ in his honour on Friday night.

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The post went up on Facebook late on Sunday night and has since been liked over 11,000 times and shared over 1,400 times at the time of writing.

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Terri’s niece, Louise McCormack, got in touch with JOE earlier asking us to help spread awareness of Terri’s plea.

She said the response has been phenomenal, but that she isn’t surprised because Noel touched so many lives over the years.

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Members of the public are asked to support the cause by using the hashtag #glorydaysforNoel on Twitter and there has already been a significant response.

Here’s hoping the Boss gets the message.