Wednesday 28 September 2016

'This is our honeymoon...her idea' - Newlywed Irish couple are a hit at the Euros

Amy Mulvaney

Published 17/06/2016 | 11:11

Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan on their wedding day
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan on their wedding day
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France

An Irish couple weren't going to waste their honeymoon on the beach when they could be cheering on Ireland at the Euros.

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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.

Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France

“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.

Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan at the Euros in France

“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.

Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan on their wedding day
Newlyweds Alan and Jennifer Keegan on their wedding day

“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.

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