Mullingar Liverpool fan Oisin Garry is set to endure many a sleepless night between now and the middle of May.
In addition to the climax of the Premiership season, which could see the Reds claim their first title in 24 years, third class student Oisin will be counting down the days until his heroes take on Shamrock Rovers in a glamour friendly in the Aviva Stadium on May 14.
What makes the occasion even more special is that the Gaelscoil an Mhuileann student has won a competition on Today FM to be one of Liverpool’s mascots on the evening.
Speaking to the Westmeath Examiner, Oisin’s mum Liz said that her son was “in shock”, when he discovered that they had won the competiton on Ian Dempsey’s morning show.
“He can’t wait to get to school to tell his friends,” she said.
Liz joked that with his dad Daragh a Liverpool fanatic, Oisin had “no choice” but to follow suit. As part of his prize, Oisin receives five tickets to the match in the Aviva as well as Liverpool’s new kit.
Oisin, who is the eldest in a family of three, told the paper that he is looking forward to meeting his hero, Steven Gerrard. As his siblings Norah and Seanie are too young to go to the match, Oisin and his parents will be bringing Oisin’s cousins Rian Adamson and Shelly Smith to Dublin for the match, which comes only three days after Liverpool’s last league game of the season.
If the Reds can do the business over the next couple of weeks and capture that elusive Premiership title it will ensure that Oisin’s trip to Dublin is all the more memorable.