IRELAND: Nicky Byrne to participate in Soccer Aid 2019
Nicky Byrne, who took part in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland, will again be taking part in the charity event Soccer Aid, which takes place this Sunday, 16 June.
Nicky is part of the World XI squad, managed by media personality Piers Morgan and football expert Harry Redknapp. Nicky and his team will be up against an England XI, managed by Susanna Reid and Sam Allardyce.
Nicky will be in goal, and has a history in the game of football. In Ireland, he played for Home Farm. He then moved to England and played for Leeds United for two years. He’s since played for other clubs in the League of Ireland.
This isn’t Nicky’s first time for Soccer Aid. In 2014 in the match at Manchester United’s Old Trafford, he was the only non-professional to score in the match, which the World XI team won 4-2.
This Sunday’s match will be at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, and starts at 7.30 BST/8.30 CET. The event is a sell-out, but if you’re in the UK, or Ireland, you can watch it on ITV/STV. Coverage on TV starts an hour before kick-off. You can find more information HERE.
Nicky took part in the second semi-final at the 2016 contest in Stockholm. Sadly, he didn’t make the final, but here’s his performance.
Eurovision Ireland wishes Nicky and his World XI team-mates the best of luck on Sunday.
Author: John Stanton
Source: Eurovision Ireland, Soccer Aid