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Saturday 10 December 2016

See Paddy the Bear's big Euro 2016 adventure in Paris

Wayne O’Connor and Ralph Riegel

Published 22/06/2016 | 13:13

Paddy's in Paris
Paddy's in Paris

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

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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.

Meet Paddy the Bear
Meet Paddy the Bear
Paddy arrives in Paris
Paddy's in Paris
Paddy's on the beer. Photo: Facebook
Paddy the security guard. Photo: Facebook
Paddy's big adventure. Photo: Facebook
Paddy is hitting up all the landmarks. Photo: Facebook
Paddy and his best friends. Photo: Facebook
Paddy has a sweet tooth. Photo: Facebook
Pizza time! Photo: Facebook
Who needs GPS? Photo: Facebook
Paddy's had too much fun. Photo: Facebook
Time for bed. Photo: Facebook
Paddy does Notre Dame. Photo: Facebook
Paddy and his bff. Photo: Facebook
Ready for the match. Photo: Facebook
Little bear. Big seat. Photo: Facebook
Paddy is hitting the big time. Photo: Facebook
Excited fans get ready for the Ireland v Italy match. Photo: Independent.ie
Excited fans get ready for the Ireland v Italy match. Photo: Independent.ie
Kate Walsh, Emma Daly, Ruth Farrell and Paddy the Bear. Photo: Independent.ie

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.

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