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This party is over.

An Antoine Griezamann brace sealed Ireland’s fate this afternoon in Lyon.

A great start for Ireland with a converted Robbie Brady penalty, the one goal lead was wiped out in a 15 minute French blitz, aided by some piddle-poor defending by Ireland in the second half.

Au revoir les Paddies.

Final score: France 2 Ireland 1

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This afternoon.

Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.

Thanks Colm Walsh


Free Sunday at 2pm?

Want to watch the match with French people?

No wait, come back.

David Loyer writes:

Just to let you know that we as French have decided to balance this UNFAIR match – from a French fan perspective in Ireland!

We’re organising probably the biggest gathering of French supporters in Ireland this Sunday at The Church Bar ( Jervis street), Dublin 1) in Dublin with Le Petit Journal and French Friday.

We may be the only pub where there will be as many French supporters as Irish ones!


For the weekend that’s in it.

Adultrock’s Gavin Elsted unleashes an off-your-chops rendition of Put Em’ Under Pressure.

Yokes kick in after two minutes.


Via Nialler9



This saucy choon (above) remains the favourite of the tournament in Karl’s den the ‘sheet office.

Euro 2016 songs to marked “For your consideration”


Geraldine writes:

Can any of your readers recommend a good place in Dublin to view the match on Sunday [France Vs ireland, 2pm kick off]. I was among the crowd in your photo (above)  from the Sweden match [in Dame Lane, Dublin 2] . I’m looking for somewhere less busy and with a French twist (I will be with two visiting frogs). Anyone?

Previously: Remember To Breathe


Meanwhile, earlier in the Dáil…

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald during Leaders’ Questions earlier today

Towards the end of Leaders’ Questions earlier today.

Labour TD Brendan Howlin asked Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald – who was fielding questions on behalf of Taoiseach Enda Kenny – if it would be possible for Dublin City Council or the Government to erect a big screen in the capital for Sunday’s Ireland V France match.

Brendan Howlin: “I join with other parties on my behalf and that of the Labour Party in congratulating the Irish team on the magnificent result gained by them last night. I specifically congratulate the manager and fans. Every other major city involved in this occasion has a fan zone with a big screen. We have done something similar for all-Ireland finals and even for the equality referendum result. Is there any prospect that either the Government or Dublin City Council could by Sunday provide a facility for fans to enjoy the magnificent atmosphere if they cannot get to France?

An Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: “That is one for the Tánaiste.”

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “The Government could certainly approach the relevant bodies. We handled the public screening of the results of the marriage equality referendum very well at Dublin Castle last year. I am sure that could be replicated.”



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Get in!

Gary Gannon

This evening.

Ireland have booked a date with the host nation France, in the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

Robbie Brady (top) headed home against Italy following a tense, dodgy ref-packed 85 minutes and 30 seconds.

No slip-ups, we go again..

Final score: Italy 0 Ireland 1 



Thanks Hugh

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Keep your fancy beers and luxurious chocolates.

Ireland were comprehensively beaten by Belgium this afternoon in Bordeuax.

We need divine intervention a result against the already qualified Italians now.

Final score: Ireland 0 Belgium 3 (three)

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Ken Early: Reality check for Ireland as Red Devils run riot (Irish Times)