Cheryl is counting down to date with Ronan

Cheryl Muir will meet Ronan shortly before his performance at The Falkirk Stadium on June 21.
Cheryl Muir will meet Ronan shortly before his performance at The Falkirk Stadium on June 21.

June 21 promises to be a rollercoaster day for the lucky winners of our Ronan Keating competition.

More than 200 readers entered to win a chance of meeting the Irish vocalist before he plays a solo show at The Falkirk Stadium this summer as part of the Rock the Stadium festival.

All we asked was for entrants to comment on a post on our Facebook page, and tag whoever they would like to accompany them if they won.

After picking a number at random, the winners were Dawn Fish and her daughter Cheryl Muir from Polmont.

They’ll meet the singing star back stage before taking their seats to watch the show, which will include solo hits such as ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’ and Boyzone classics like ‘No Matter What’.

Cheryl (27) said: “I am so excited that we’ve won! I’m a massive, massive fan of Ronan.

“I must have been to every tour he’s done over the years. I’ve seen him in concert more than 20 times.

“I can’t thank my mum enough for entering. It was her that took me to my first Boyzone concert almost 20 years ago.”

Dawn (44), who is originally from Falkirk, is currently living with her husband in Abu Dhabi but will be flying back to join her daughter for the concert on Friday, June 21.

She said: “Cheryl really is the biggest Ronan fan. Meeting him will mean such a lot to her.”

Cheryl, a HR supervisor at Clackmannanshire Council, added: “I have a Ronan calendar at home - and one at work as well!”

Keating will headline the first night of three day Rock the Stadium festival. The Falkirk Herald is the official media partner of the event.

Speaking last month, when the show was announced, Keating said: “I am really excited to be performing at The Falkirk Stadium this summer - I love playing outdoors in these great venues.

“What makes it more exciting and something magical is playing to a Scottish audience.”

Also performing live on the Friday is former Westlife star Brian McFadden, and former Starsailor front man James Walsh.

On Saturday, June 22 Rock the Stadium will come alive to the sound of the biggest pop stars of the 1980s, including Five Star, Altered Images, The Real Thing, Toyah, T’Pau, Paul Young, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Midge Ure.

And on Sunday, June 23 two of the greatest rock bands the UK has ever seen will be plugging in and turning it up to 10.

The legendary Status Quo will be charged with bringing the festival to a close - but the mighty 10cc are sure to give them a run for their money.

It promises to be a fantastic weekend of live music. For more information, and to book tickets, visit