Tuesday 16 July 2019

If Ireland shock the world to win Euro 2016 the team will be rewarded with a very lucrative perk

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Personal pride, patriotism, the honour of winning one of football's biggest prizes - these are all reasons why the Ireland team will want to win Euro 2016 but on cruise ship company has just given them another big one.

Stena Line, who carry more passengers between Ireland and Britain than anyone else, are pledging to give the entire Ireland squad and management team free travel for life from Ireland if they win the ultimate prize in France in a few weeks time.

If Ireland negotiate a tricky group before pulling off four consecutive knockout stage upsets, then Martin O'Neill and his entire group in green can hop on a ferry leaving Ireland for free at any time during the rest of their lives.

Read more: A bar in the back, a BBQ in the front and a Garda escort: The green army's greatest van journeys to France

The journey towards immortality - and free ferry trips - begins for Ireland on Monday against Sweden in Paris.

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