Pop sensation One Direction has broken all ticket records in Ireland – and sold out Croke Park twice for concerts in 2014.

The teen heart-throbs will now play two sell-out gigs at the home of the GAA in May next year.

Demand for the initial concert on May 24th brought the ticket site to a halt and a second date 24 hours later was immediately added.

The 150,000 tickets for both dates were all sold within two hours of Saturday’s sale opening.

Ticketmaster managing director Eamonn O Connor told the Irish Independent:  “It’s been unbelievable  we could have sold out a third Croke Park concert such was the demand."

Band member Niall Horan, from Mullingar, took to Twitter to express his happiness at the news.

He tweeted: “ahhhhhhhhhhh just found out the croke park show is sold out... im sooo excited to announce a 2nd night 25th of may..is now on sale”

The band previously played sold out dates in Dublin’s O2 in early 2013.


 

Pop sensation One Direction has broken all ticket records in Ireland – and sold out Croke Park twice for concerts in 2014.