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Players shower fans with gifts

AFTER the soaking at the game in Budapest, when Irish fans endured biblical rain, lightning and thunder, the Irish players showed their appreciation.

A few chucked their jerseys into the crowd and Aidan Mullen from Swords and John Dowling from Clondalkin in Dublin managed to elbow their way to the front to grab the shirts thrown by Simon Cox and Jonathan Walters.

One envious younger fan suggested the jerseys would be wasted on the older lads because their middle age spreads might stretch them to breaking point.

Irish Independent