From LA to LArne - Purplebricks boss jets in to join Red and White Army in cup battle

You are viewing content from Q Belfast 96.7/102.5. Would you like to make this your preferred location?
Purple reign...Larne FC owner Kenny Bruce.

Q Radio Sport

Larne have been given a big boost ahead of their Tennent's Irish Cup semi-final showdown against Coleraine. 

Multi-millionaire owner Kenny Bruce has jetted in to join Tiernan Lynch's Red and White Army at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

The Purplebricks online estate agency co-founder is based in Los Angeles these days, but he's Larne born and bred and instead of the City of Angels he'll be spending his Saturday afternoon in the City of the Seven Towers.

In an exclusive broadcast interview, the 42-year-old has told Q Radio he wouldn't miss it for the world...

The Championship club has enjoyed a renaissance over the past year after boyhood supporter Bruce took over...

Money is no object - Bruce and his business partner brother Michael were, in a weekend rich list, said to have an estimated joint wealth of almost £200m.

Kenny is prepared to put his money where his mouth is and has big plans for the future, including European football at Inver Park.

Two of his heroes growing up were Sammy Smyth and Graham McConnell - and the Larne legends played their part in getting Bruce on board.

They've signed a host of Premiership players and more are on the way for next season.

Kenny has his eyes on top talent - including his own son! 

But back to the present and can they sink the Bannsiders, who've only lost once in the top flight all season?

Bruce has taken on the big boys in business and managed to beat them at their own game.

Behind the smile, you can be sure he's daring to dream about doing the same at Warden Street...

Meanwhile, reinforcements are being drafted in from Purplebricks in the UK...

Finally, the Larne lion roared in the last eight, but can they seal a win in the otter match this weekend? ...



More from Q Radio Local Sport

Join the Thank Q Club

Sign up for the Thank Q Club and receive exclusive offers, fun competitions and amazing prizes - it's quick and easy to do!

Sign Up Log In

Listen on the go

Download the Q Radio app to keep listening, wherever you are! It's available on Apple and Android devices.

Download from the App Store Download from Google Play