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Red-faced fans leave early in drubbing

Ireland fans were left devastated after the German humiliation.

The Regan family from Drogheda could not bear to stay and watch the brutal defeat.

Dad Francis said the Irish squad just doesn't have the players anymore: "I'm very, very disappointed. Our biggest weakness was defence. I don't know if Trapattoni had anything to pick from to be honest. Richard Dunne, we really missed him. But we were just poor. Seamus Coleman was brilliant. But we just had to leave. We couldn't watch it anymore."

Jack (7) agreed with his dad saying, "It was horrible."


Father and daughter Colin and Lauren McGill (19), from Greystones, felt the performance was embarrassing:

"It was devastating, really, to be brutally honest. We were expecting 2-0, 3-0, maybe, but 6-1's a bit of a joke to be honest. So I wasn't happy with that result at all," said Lauren.

Colin said: "Absolutely terrible; no defence, no midfield and playing for a draw from the off.

"Once they went 2-0 behind they just folded. We left at 5-0."

Louise McCarthy (29), from Killarney, was defiantly hopeful that the Irish side could improve: "It was disappointing, but it was to be expected against the Germans, so the best we can hope for is to qualify second in the group, you never know."

Eoghan Turner, of Cabinteely, had travelled from Liverpool to see the game: "It's the end of the road for Trapattoni, to be honest.

"There are quite a lot of young players on the bench that didn't get a look in. They are the future of Irish football so they should be on the pitch."