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Ian Rush

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Laois and other Liverpool fans in the midlands rejoice! Legendary footballer Ian Rush is coming to Birr.

The retired Welsh footballer will be in town for An Evening with Liverpool Legend Ian Rush at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Wednesday 11 January, 8pm.

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

At international level he made 73 appearances for Wales national football team 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 3rd 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.

Tickets are €40 including meet & greet including ticket & photo. €15 (audience member only). An Evening with Liverpool Legend Ian Rush, Wednesday 11 January 2017, 8pm. To book: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911