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Diarmuid Furlong, Tamara Anastasova, Alina Khokhlenkova, Mirnia Trosha, Polina Khokhlenkova and William Murphy ready for the Eurovision.

Diarmuid Furlong, Tamara Anastasova, Alina Khokhlenkova, Mirnia Trosha, Polina Khokhlenkova and William Murphy ready for the Eurovision.

Diarmuid Furlong, Tamara Anastasova, Alina Khokhlenkova, Mirnia Trosha, Polina Khokhlenkova and William Murphy ready for the Eurovision.

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In an ideal world it would have been Ireland and not the United Kingdom who were duking it out for first place with the Ukraine in Saturday night’s Eurovision. But with our entry having long since departed it was left to the sentimental favourite to carry the hopes of the nation, for the Ukrainian entry to take the plaudits and bring some cheer to a nation which has had little to celebrate in recent months.

Describing it as feeling like “the whole of Europe giving them a hug”, Alina Khokhlenkova, Mirnia Trosha, and Polina Khokhlenkova watched the contest from their new home in Enniscorthy, a home they now share with Diarmuid Furlong and his husband William Murphy. As a former president of the official Eurovision Irish fan club, Diarmuid’s obsession with the song contest runs deep and on this night of all nights he was more than happy for his guests to take all the glory.


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