Saturday 1 October 2016

WATCH: 'We love you' - Robbie Brady's mum Maria leads joyous street party for hero son

Martin Grant

Published 23/06/2016 | 17:18

Robbie Brady's Mum Maria celebrates his goal at his grandparents house in Raheny.
Pic: Steve Humphreys
Robbie Brady's Mum Maria celebrates his goal at his grandparents house in Raheny. Pic: Steve Humphreys

THE family of Ireland ace Robbie Brady have started a party in Dublin as Euro fever grips the country.

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Brady, from Baldoyle in Dublin, netted an 85th-minute goal against Italy last night and booked a place in the last 16 of the tournament.

The 24-year-olds family have already started the celebrations at his grandparent’s house in Raheny.

His bubbly mother Maria, grandparents Ann and Ken, six siblings and dozens of cousins have been conga dancing as the family comes to terms with the historic victory.

“I’m overwhelmed, excited, proud and I’ve every emotion under the sun,” Maria told independent.ie when our team visited the hooley this morning.

“I’m just so proud of Robbie. The whole country is after getting a lift and he is living his dream.

“It’s been a long time coming. I knew he had it in him, but I just never knew when it was going to happen.”

His proud mother said that it was very hard when Robbie left Dublin to join Man United at the age of 15 – but all the hard work was worth it.

“He left when he was a nipper, it was difficult for us but he had a passion for the game.

“We are all from a big family and all so proud. I just don’t now what to say. Robbie’s living the dream and we are helping him and behind him no matter what,” Maria added.

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