Monday 24 October 2016

'Love this country and proud to be Irish': The Ireland team's patriotic reaction to their huge win was amazing

Published 23/06/2016 | 07:47

Pride. Joy. Excitement.

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You could bet a large amount of money that those three emotions were prevalent in every single Irish fan on the planet last night after Martin O'Neill's men pulled off a sensational 1-0 win over Italy for their biggest major tournament victory since 1994.

It was a night where the 'proud to be Irish' cliché really rang true as not only did the players give everything, but the fans in the stand were equally committed to roaring the team on to a historic achievement.

In the aftermath, the players were positively beaming, and what's more, you could tell that there is a real sense of togetherness in the group.

If the post-match celebrations were reminiscent of the win against world champions Germany last year, so too was the players' reaction.

Video: Camden Street traffic brought to a halt with manic scenes of Irish celebration 

Video: The Irish players singing 'Come On You Boys In Green' on the bus sums up an amazing night  

A huge number of the Ireland squad took to social media to share very patriotic and emotional messages of thanks and elation after what was one of Irish football's greatest nights.

A video posted by Robbie Keane (@robbiekeane) on

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