Boyzone set to turn buy-up of ‘humble’ football club into TV show

Following in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds and his pal Rob McElhenney, Boyzone are set to turn their purchase of a “humble” football club into a TV series.


Boyzone are set to turn their purchase of a “humble” football club into a TV series.

Shane Lynch, 47, Ronan Keating, 46, and Keith Duffy, 49, from the group are involved in the project – as well as 43-year-old former Westlife member Brian McFadden – after they purchased National League North club Chorley FC in Lancashire.

Shane told The Sun: “We’ve just bought Chorley Football Club. We start filming a documentary on that pretty much next week.

“It’s about getting the club into a financially successful place, to get the players paid well and to get the whole kind of town back in love with one of the oldest football clubs in the world.”

The project will see the Irish singers follow in the footsteps of ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds, 46, and his actor friend Rob McElhenney, 46, whose ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ show is coming to Disney+ for a third series, which charts their story of buying League Two football team Wrexham.

Shane added about how Boyzone would love to replicate the pair’s success with Wrexham: “They have a big stadium – they have awesome stuff. We’re nowhere near that.

“We’re way down in the leagues. We’re a humble, hand-to-mouth club.

“The boys, all the players, have got jobs, they’re not full-time. We’re trying to get them out of that and get them full-time.

“It’s all to do with fitness levels, really, because some of the teams we’ve played over the last couple of weeks, the only thing that’s let us down is fitness. “But they’re great players, a great team. We’re third in the league at the moment.

“We were eighth I think just before Christmas so we’re popping up there and it’s looking good.”

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