See Paddy the Bear's big Euro 2016 adventure in Paris
Published 22/06/2016 | 13:13
WITH thousands of Ireland supporters scouring the streets of Lille for tickets to Ireland’s crucial clash with Italy tonight, one teddy bear will be the envy of all of them
Paddy the Bear has had the adventure of a lifetime during Euro 2016 supporting the Boys in Green and bringing them luck along the way.
He was bought by friends Kate Walshe, Emma Daly and Ruth Farrell before they left Ireland for Paris two weeks ago.
“He was down in the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and saw all the sites. Paddy’s had a great time," said Kate.
The group documented Paddy’s visit by creating three photo albums on Facebook to the envy of their buddies at home (click above to see full photo gallery of Paddy's Parisian adventure).
However, Paddy missed the Bordeaux game because the girls had to return home for work. But now he is back and the girls are determined that he will make a difference tonight.
“Paddy was having withdrawal symptoms all week so we had to get him back out here,” said Emma.
“We had no tickets until last Friday but the Gods answered our prayers and we got our flights and tickets last week, booked time off work and came out.
“Paddy was the lucky charm against Sweden and he’ll bring even more luck tonight.”
Click below to see the full photo gallery of Paddy's big adventure.