Monday 26 September 2016

Irish television eyes smiling as 920,000 viewers watched the moment Shane Long's goal shocked Germany

Published 09/10/2015 | 16:03

Republic of Ireland's Shane Long, right, celebrates with team-mates Robbie Brady, centre, and John O'Shea after scoring his side's first goal. UEFA EURO 2016 Championship Qualifier, Group D, Republic of Ireland v Germany. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland's Shane Long, right, celebrates with team-mates Robbie Brady, centre, and John O'Shea after scoring his side's first goal. UEFA EURO 2016 Championship Qualifier, Group D, Republic of Ireland v Germany. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

More than 1.1 million Irish television viewers tuned in to see Ireland’s incredible victory over Germany last night.

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The action from Dublin 4 had Irish supporters on the edge of their seats in the Aviva Stadium, throughout the country and indeed right around the world.

RTE have revealed that 920,000 viewers were watching RTÉ2 when Shane Long scored Ireland’s winning goal, with close to 1.6m viewers tuned in throughout the course of last night’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

An additional 71,655 watched the match via the live stream on RTÉ Player.

Martin O’Neill’s side take on Poland in Warsaw on Sunday with a play-off place guaranteed, but both automatic spots up for grabs on the final match day of the group.

An Irish win, or a scoring draw of 2-2 or higher will be enough to leapfrog the Poles in second position.

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