Sunday 4 December 2016

Video: 'We left the boyfriends at home' - Ireland fans celebrate Valentine's weekend in Paris ahead of Six Nations clash

Published 12/02/2016 | 21:22

Ireland supporters Sinead Kennedy, from Ballina, Co. Mayo, and Donal Coppinger from Bantry, Co. Cork, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Ireland supporters Sinead Kennedy, from Ballina, Co. Mayo, and Donal Coppinger from Bantry, Co. Cork, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
12 Feb 2016: Ireland Rugby fans l-r: James Hyland, from Portarlington, Tessa Hartnett, from Newbridge, and Conor Dooley, from Roscrea, heading to France ahead of 6 Nations match against France. Dublin Airport Terminal 1, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
12 Feb 2016: Ireland Rugby fans heading to France ahead of 6 Nations match against France. l-r; Greg and Carole Edwards, from Terenure, and Maria Carvill and Niall Robsinson, from Knocklyon. Dublin Airport Terminal 1, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
12 Feb 2016: Ireland Rugby fans Rory Flanagan, from Cookstown, Tyrone, and Grainne McQuillan, from Antrim town, both living in Ranelagh, heading to France ahead of 6 Nations match against France. Dublin Airport Terminal 1, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Ireland fans have travelled in their thousands to Paris for tomorrow's Six Nations clash against France and there was love in the air in the romantic capital of Europe for some, and not so much for others.

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For some fans, it was a case of "killing two birds with the one stone", while for one other romeo it was a case of a last-minute deal to surprise the girlfriend - who wouldn't say no to a Valentine's weekend in Paris?

And for two sisters, they were more keen on a girlie weekend and so the boyfriends were left at home.

Our reporter Mark McConville is in Paris and caught up with fans at the Eiffel Tower.

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