Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy watched Chorley FC lose 2-1 at home to Solihull Moors on Saturday, amid reports that the boyband intend to buy the club.
Shane, 47, and Keith, 49, proudly wearing the team’s jersey, attended the match with Westlife’s Brian McFadden.
After the game, all three men were interviewed and seemed in high spirits despite the unfortunate loss.
Rumors began to circulate that Boyzone were intending to buy the club this week, and it was reported that Shane and Keith’s visit on Saturday was to seal the deal.
Of the purchase, a Chorley FC source said: “It’s a really exciting move for Chorley FC.”
Boyzone’s Shane Lynch (pictured) and Keith Duffy watched Chorley FC lose 2-1 against Solihull Moors at home on Saturday amid reports that the boy band intend to buy the club.
Shane and Keith (right), who proudly wore the team jersey, attended the match with Westlife’s Brian McFadden.
After the match, all three men were interviewed and seemed in high spirits despite the unfortunate defeat.
They continued: ‘It is a game-changer that has the potential to bring the town into the spotlight like never before, generating buzz and publicity that will shine a bright light on Chorley.
‘Ronan, Shane and Keith are full of emotion. Boyzone’s presence at this Saturday’s match will undoubtedly create an electric atmosphere, filled with music, joy and a shared love for football and the community.
“Chorley FC is a 140-year-old club and Chorley is a great town with a great location, perfect for Boyzone.”
The Irish group formed in 1993 and officially broke up in 2000, but have had numerous reunions since.
Stephen Gateley, originally a quintet, died in 2009 from complications of a congenital heart defect he didn’t know he had.
In addition to purchasing the club, Boyzone is preparing to perform a series of shows across the country.
In 2018, Boyzone said they were splitting for good after releasing one final album dedicated to late bandmate Stephen Gately.
The band promised that they would call it quits after their 25th anniversary tour and album that year.
Shane walked confidently from the Victory Park parking lot toward the stadium with Brian close behind.
Heavily tattooed Shane, who is also a motorsports driver, proudly represented Monster Energy, who he drove for, with his jacket and cap.
Shane reached out to talk to a Chorley fan who looked pleased as punch, while Brian looked on.
Keith entered the scene looking dapper in a peaked cap, sunglasses and a large puffer jacket over a black shirt and turtleneck.
On the ground, Keith pulled on a Chorley shirt and smiled proudly as he walked in, hands in his pockets.
At the stadium, Shane happily posed for selfies with fans, the former holding his phone up high.
A second fan chose to hold his phone at chest height and horizontally, while a smiling Shane gave a thumbs up.
After purchasing Chorley, Boyzone are reportedly preparing to perform a series of shows across the country (pictured in 2019. LR: Keith, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane)
Boyzone was formed by Louis Walsh, who also created Westlife, and managed Ronan Keating when he was a solo artist.
Louis, 71, was also part of The X Factor’s original judging team alongside Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell.
Boyzone have had six number one singles in the UK and of the 24 singles they released in the UK, 21 entered the top 40.
They have also had five number one albums in the UK.