Tuesday 27 September 2016

We bet the guys behind the famous Angela Merkel flag were happy last night!

Published 09/10/2015 | 19:17

They were behind one of the most famous Irish banners of all-time and last night’s events would have been all the sweeter for this group of Ireland supporters.

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Euro 2012 will live long in the memories such was the support the team in Poland and one particular banner captured the imagination.

The supporters’ famous flag, emblazoned with the cheeky slogan ‘Angela Merkel Thinks We’re At Work’, was later sold earlier for over €15,000, with another €5,000 raised for Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the Oscar Knox Appeal.

Friends Gerry Nolan, Richie Tuohy, Richie Leahy, Eoin Cantwell and Eoin O’Brien were behind the flag and must have been smiling more than most as German colours were lowered in spectacular fashion at the Aviva Stadium.

With the budget taking place on Tuesday, the German Chancellor will watch on with interest as a more favourable budget is expected, certainly more so than the difficult economic climate of 2012.

Were the flag bearers at the game yesterday? Let us know in the comment box below if they spotted in the jubilant celebrations or indeed designed a new banner.

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