Video: Bruce Springsteen made one kid’s birthday real special in Thomond Park last night 6 years ago

Video: Bruce Springsteen made one kid’s birthday real special in Thomond Park last night

With shout outs to the Limerick hurlers and JT McNamara, as well as making a 12-year-old kid’s birthday, there’s a reason Bruce is 'The Boss'.

We think it is pretty safe to say that last night’s Bruce Springsteen concert in Limerick went down pretty well.

From coming out early to play three songs in the afternoon at his own sound check to his usual marathon show, there were an awful lot of very happy Bruce fans in Limerick last night.

And, as you might expect, the New Jersey man made sure to cram in lots of local references. He gave congratulations to the local hurlers on ending their 17-year famine for Munster hurling success and he dedicated 'My Hometown' to jockey JT McNamara, the Limerick native who suffered a serious spinal injury in a fall at Cheltenham in March.

Springsteen also looked towards home and dedicated 'American Skin' to Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot dead last year. George Zimmerman was found not guilty in a trial regarding the killing this week in a case that has gripped America.

But perhaps the most special moment, at least for one youngster, was when a kid named Ross was brought on stage to sing with The Boss as it was the lad’s 12th birthday.

Classy stuff, as always, from Bruce.