Sunday 4 December 2016

No fear Ireland fans - Body & Soul WILL show the Ireland game

Published 17/06/2016 | 11:53

Wes Hoolahan (centre), celebrates after scoring Ireland’s goal against Sweden with team-mates Robbie Brady, Jon Walters and Shane Long during Ireland’s opener against Sweden on Monday night. Photo by Sportsfile

It has been confirmed that Ireland's clash against Belgium will be shown at Body & Soul on Saturday, much to festival-goer’s delight.

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Organisers have been working long and hard to find a way to screen the highly-anticipated game, and now it’s confirmed the match will be shown.

“Body&Soul is about uniting people for a weekend of celebration. We want everyone to have an incredible experience this weekend. Screening the football wasn't a part of our plan initially, but we pride ourselves on being a festival full of surprises... So we're thrilled to announce that, thanks toRTÉ2, we will screen the IRL v BEL match this Saturday in the Midnight Circus Tent,” a statement from festival bosses reads.

Over 2,700 people signed a petition in an effort to get the game shown, and it seems to have worked.

The festival takes place this Summer Solstice weekend from Friday to Sunday at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath and is expected to be a sell-out.

The Gloaming, Mercury Rev and Junior Boys are among the anticipated acts in this year's line-up.

Wes Hoolahan (centre), celebrates after scoring Ireland’s goal against Sweden with team-mates Robbie Brady, Jon Walters and Shane Long during Ireland’s opener against Sweden on Monday night. Photo by Sportsfile
Wes Hoolahan (centre), celebrates after scoring Ireland’s goal against Sweden with team-mates Robbie Brady, Jon Walters and Shane Long during Ireland’s opener against Sweden on Monday night. Photo by Sportsfile

And this weekend is set to see the return of the sunny weather as Met Eireann predict that Saturday will be largely dry and sunny with temperatures reaching 20 degrees. Rain is expected overnight but it will dry out by the morning.

Sunday will be another dry day but rain is expected to creep in from the west by the evening.

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