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Lucky Irish fans enjoy win

by Sunderland AFC

Special guests see four-star show in style.

The luck of the Irish was with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last Sunday for the Black Cats' 4-0 victory over Cardiff City.

Competition winners from across Ireland experienced the electric atmosphere of the Stadium of Light, after winning a fantastic VIP trip, courtesy of Sunderland AFC and airline Aer Lingus.

The fans won the competition after entering a special prize draw run across a number of media outlets in Ireland.

They were given the ultimate matchday experience after flying from Dublin courtesy of Aer Lingus - and even got to meet club legends Kevin Ball and Jimmy Montgomery.

Competition winner Denis Shanahan, from Dublin said: “The whole day was fantastic. We were very well looked after by Sunderland AFC and it was a dream to meet Kevin and Jimmy, two true legends of the club.”

The lucky winners were also treated to a dressing room tour and a meal in the stadium’s award-winning Montgomery Suite, before watching the 4-0 win over Cardiff City.

“All in all it was a fantastic afternoon with a fantastic result, the hospitality was second to none and we had a truly amazing time” said Denis.

Tickets for Sunderland's home games can be purchased in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office, by calling 0871 911 1973 or via the online box office.

To book a seat in one of the stadium’s hospitality suites, call 0871 911 1555 or email