'This is our honeymoon...her idea' - Newlywed Irish couple are a hit at the Euros
Published 17/06/2016 | 11:11
An Irish couple weren't going to waste their honeymoon on the beach when they could be cheering on Ireland at the Euros.
Newlyweds Alan Keegan and his wife Jennifer, from Dublin, wed on April 29 and postponed their honeymoon to coincide with Euro 2016.
And they're literally flying the flag for Ireland at France, with a tricolour that reads: "This is our honeymoon…her idea.”
Alan said he wasn't surprised when his wife suggested they celebrate their first holiday as husband and wife with thousands of other Irish fans.
“It was the night Ireland qualified she suggested it. I wasn’t really surprised,” Alan told independent.ie while on a bus to Bordeaux.
“We have season tickets and were at the last Euros in 2012. We go to all of the matches together.”
Unsurprisingly, the couple and their flag have been a major success in France.
“The reaction to the flag has been great. Mainly lads congratulating me on having the best wife ever, which I do,” he said.
“There has been lots of people taking pictures too. One guy told Jenni I should get her some gloves because she’s a keeper, which we enjoyed.”
The couple flew to France last Friday and are attending the Ireland vs. Belgium match on Saturday.
“Our trip has been great – serious fun. Our voices have gone from the singing. We had to take a detox by going to the coast but we ended up cheering on Wales in a pub full of Welsh fans.”
But their holiday doesn't end there as the couple will be jetting to Bali on Sunday after a night of celebrating what they hope will be an Irish victory.
“We’re heading to Bali on Sunday,” Alan said. “We latched the Euros on before it.”
“A win would top it all,” he finished.
Talk about the best of both worlds.