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Croke Park.... People always ask us erm, you know, what's your favourite memory of Westlife? Well tonight is my favourite memory of Westlife... right now. Looking out at this *gestures with hand to crowd*.  It doesn't get any bigger than this guys.  You know we started off in Sligo, 14 years ago, 20-30 people came to our gigs.  Now we have got 85,000 *shakes head in disbelief*

 

Before I forget I wanna thank the three boys behind me *laughs* because I probably will forget, I'm terrible like that.  My three best friends for the last 14 years.  We travelled the whole world and broke all the records.  We have done everything a band could have wished for.  That is all we wanted to be when we was young, we wanted to be pop stars like the Backstreet Boys or whoever it was.  And we got to do it.  We got to do it for 14 years guys and that is all thanks to everything single person in here tonight.  For making it happen.

 

A big shout-out to Caroline Downey as well.  She's put on all our gigs since we started.  I know tonight is a special night for Caroline, such a massive night.  Our first gig was Childline, a long time ago.  And now we're playing to Croke Park, for two nights, which is pretty incredible.

 

I want to thank my friends that are here from Sligo,  and from everywhere else guys.  You know who you are.  Your friendships have meant the world to me.  You know, you have kept me on the straight and narrow, for the whole time.  Thank you so much guys, we'll have a pint of guinness later on to celebrate... I knew that would get a cheer.

 

Next up is my brothers and sisters - Finbarr, Peter, Liam, Yvonne, Denise, Mairhead.  Thanks for looking after me guys and being there for me.  I'm the youngest of seven kids so... it was nice to be the baby.  I got spoilt a little bit but, I got spoilt by my brothers and sisters as well, so thank you guys.  I love you very much.

 

I want to say a big shoutout to our manager Louis Walsh.  *crowd cheers* I remember saying to Louis erm years ago.  I think we were supporting Boyzone at the time in the Point Depot.  And I said to him do you think we will play this place and he was like 'yeah, definitely, definitely'.  And I was like 'seriously?'  he was like 'yeah'.  And we got to play it 73 times.  And we got to play Croke Park four times in the last four years guys.  Unbelievable.

 

I'm doing well, I'm doing well.  I'm getting through it.

 

I would like to say a massive thank you to my Mum and Dad.  *pauses* I'm so proud to be your son, thank you so much... for everything.  Um *pauses* I love you so much, you know that.

 

The most important person in this stadium tonight, is my beautiful wife Gillian. *crowd cheers*  Gillian, I have loved you since the day I saw you for the first time.  You were only 12 years old, and erm, it took me a long time to get you eventually, but I got you.  And you stuck by me so well, it's just... I can't describe how much I love you, it is just undescribable.  You know you have kept me through, you have kept me focussed, no matter what happens in our life.  You have always kept me focussed on the job in hand.  To get out here and sing for all these people and do whatever.  And whatever I wanted to do, you kept me going, everytime.  I love you so much babe, and you have given me three beautiful, healthy children.  And that's all we need babe. That's all we need.  I love you. *blows kiss*

 

I want everybody to do me a favour now.  I want everybody to, if you have a mobile phone, please turn it on, or turn on your little flash light app.  Everybody in this has a phone, I want everybody to hold it up high.  I want to tell you a quick little story.  I remember when i was eight years old.  I said to my Mum, I was watching a video of Michael Jackson... and all I saw  was this *points to starlight* on the telly.  And I said to Mum (breaks down), I said that's going to be me someday. Well Mum... my dreams came true. Thank you so much.

 

I want to dedicate this next song to my Mum and Dad, all our Mum and Dad's, Nicky and Kevin looking down - thanks for stopping the rain for us.  I want everybody to sing this really loud okay. This is our last memory of Westlife so make it a good one. This is You Raise Me Up.

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CROKE PARK SPEECH 2012