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We may already have the best flag of Euro 2016 with this Shane Long classic

Published 03/12/2015 | 08:53

Republic of Ireland supporters
Republic of Ireland supporters

It's still a good six months away and the draw has yet to be made, but one wily Ireland fan has stolen a march on the rest when it comes to unique flags for Euro 2016.

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In Poland three years ago, a tri colour with the words 'Angela Merkel thinks we're at work' generated Europe-wide headlines.

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It's a common theme with Ireland fans on the road. During the rugby World Cup, Irish fans unveiled a 'This Schmidt's getting serious' banner while fans of Martin O'Neill's Ireland thought outside the box to produce an 'All Night Long' flag, complete with a picture of Lionel Ritchie, following our win over world champions Germany in October.

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Ireland fan Liam Kelly has already unveiled his effort for Euro 2016. It's a picture of Shane Long celebrating with an insert of a bottle of Bulmers cider with the words: 'The best thing to come out of Tipp since a pint bottle of Bulmers'.

If you think your flag tops this effort, email us at digitalsport@independent.ie.

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