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Thursday 29 September 2016

Meet the Republic of Ireland WAGs ready to cheer on the boys in green for Euro 2016

Amy Mulvaney

Published 12/06/2016 | 12:12

Erin Connor and Robbie Brady, Kayleah and Shane Long, Becky Gibson and Shay Given
Erin Connor and Robbie Brady, Kayleah and Shane Long, Becky Gibson and Shay Given
John O'Shea and Yvonne Manning
Kerrie Harris and boyfriend Robbie Brady. Photo: Facebook
James McClean and fiancée Erin Connor

As the boys in green prepare to tackle Sweden in their first Euros 2016 match on Monday, we look at the women behind the players on the Irish team.

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Becky Gibson

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Other half: Shay Given

Occupation: PR

What to know: Shay Given and fiancée Becky Gibson welcomed baby Grace, their first child together, in December. Given (40) split from his wife of 12 years in 2013 and began a relationship with Gibson soon after.

Yvonne Manning

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Other half: John O’Shea

What to know: The social media-shy couple wed in 2010 at Carton House, two years after Yvonne reportedly caught the bouquet at Wayne and Colleen Rooney’s wedding. They now have two children together.

Kerrie Harris

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Other half: Robbie Brady

Occupation: Dancer and choreographer

What to know: Kerrie runs Soul2Soul Dance Academy in Swords. The long-term couple have daughter Halle (2) together.

Erin Connor

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Other half: James McClean

Occupation: Nursing graduate

What to know: Erin and James wed in Derry just last month after a three year engagement. They have two children, Allie Mae (2) and James Junior (eight months).

Claudine Keane

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Other half: Robbie Keane

Occupation: Model

What to know: Chief among the WAGs of Ireland, and a name familiar to most, Claudine and her hubby of eight years moved to LA in 2011, where Robbie captains LA Galaxy. The former Miss Ireland welcomed the couple’s second son, Hudson, in October and is set to head to France for the Ireland matches.

Kayleah Long

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Other half: Shane Long

Occupation: Model and fashion designer

What to know: Reading girl, Kayleah (28), announced just two weeks ago that she’s expecting her third child with her husband of three years. The couple have two daughters Teigan (six) and Erin (two). Kayleah has said she is "buzzing" for Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign.

Karen Byrne

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Other half: Glenn Whelan

What to know: Childhood sweethearts Karen and Glenn married in a lavish ceremony in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, ahead of the last Euros in 2012. They have two children, Abbie and Jack.

Karen and their children almost missed out on seeing him in action at Euro 2016 after their flight to Paris was cancelled. But luckily for Ms Whelan a local travel agent came to the rescue and she tweeted later that day that she and the couple's two children will make it to Stade de France in time for Ireland's crunch clash with Sweden.

She wrote: "Thanks @cltravelsoluti1 for sorting out the Euro flight @AirFranceUK absolutely rubbish least my kids get to see their dad play for Ireland #coybig."

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