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Rachel O'Connor from Ballygarrett, Co Wexford, with her husband Luke and sons Liam and Conor.

Rachel O'Connor from Ballygarrett, Co Wexford, with her husband Luke and sons Liam and Conor.

Rachel O'Connor from Ballygarrett, Co Wexford, with her husband Luke and sons Liam and Conor.

Rachel O'Connor from Ballygarrett, Co Wexford, with her husband Luke and sons Liam and Conor.

File photo dated 16-11-2022 of The FIFA World Cup count down clock ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The sale of alcohol to fans at World Cup stadiums in Qatar has been banned with just two days to go until the tournament kicks off. Fans will no longer be able to buy Budweiser, which would have been the only alcoholic beverage available to fans inside the stadium perimeter due to its sponsorship of FIFA. Issue date: Friday November 18, 2022.

File photo dated 16-11-2022 of The FIFA World Cup count down clock ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The sale of alcohol to fans at World Cup stadiums in Qatar has been banned with just two days to go until the tournament kicks off. Fans will no longer be able to buy Budweiser, which would have been the only alcoholic beverage available to fans inside the stadium perimeter due to its sponsorship of FIFA. Issue date: Friday November 18, 2022.

Germany players cover their mouths as they pose for a team group ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group E match at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha. Picture date: Wednesday November 23, 2022.

Germany players cover their mouths as they pose for a team group ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group E match at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha. Picture date: Wednesday November 23, 2022.

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Rachel O'Connor from Ballygarrett, Co Wexford, with her husband Luke and sons Liam and Conor.

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WHILE the eyes of the world are on Qatar, and football fans from across the globe pour into a country that is more than seven times smaller than Ireland, Wexford woman Rachel O'Connor, her husband Luke and their two children Liam (3) and Conor (1) were headed in the opposite direction.

With Doha becoming quite busy, the two schoolteachers decided to depart Qatar, their home for the past six years, for a visit back home to Ballygarrett in Wexford before World Cup fever took full hold.


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