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Video: Christmas has come early for Ireland fans as they take over Warsaw

Published 11/10/2015 | 14:17

Ireland supporters pose for a photograph before deaprting for Warsaw, Poland, ahead of the Republic of Irealnd's UEFA 2016 Championship, Group D, Qualifier against Poland on Sunday. Republic of Ireland Supporters Depart for Poland. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Ireland supporters pose for a photograph before deaprting for Warsaw, Poland, ahead of the Republic of Irealnd's UEFA 2016 Championship, Group D, Qualifier against Poland on Sunday. Republic of Ireland Supporters Depart for Poland. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

It's still nearly three months until Christmas but don't tell that to these jubilant Irish fans in Warsaw.

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Over 3,000 Irish fans are expected in the Polish capital for the crunch qualifier and the Irish are making themselves heard as the party that began on Thursday night continues.

Hundreds of fans have descended on the old town and there was some party last night in Molly Malone's Irish Bar in the Old Town as every tune known to the Irish was sang - including Christmas chants.

"It's mayhem already," said diehard Ireland fan Barry Elmes.

Christmas has come early for Ireland fans in Warsaw

Posted by You Boys in Green on Sunday, 11 October 2015

"There are plenty of lads who haven't had much sleep since Shane Long hammered the ball into the German net. If we win tomorrow, it could go on for weeks."

Hundreds of Ireland fans are in the Tortillas Factory after fans group YouBoysInGreen arranged the venue as a meeting spot.

Scenes from the Tortilla Factory in Warsaw

Posted by You Boys in Green on Saturday, 10 October 2015

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