Thursday 12 December 2019

Video: Inside the plane that is flying the Irish team home from France

The Irish Euro 2016 squad flew out to France with CityJet
The Irish Euro 2016 squad flew out to France with CityJet

Harry Clarke

This is the executive CityJet plane that is flying the Irish heroes home from France.

Martin O'Neill and his players will touch down in Dublin airport at approximately 3.20 today (Monday) following their 2-1 last 16 defeat to France at Euro 2016.

Our footage shows how things have changed since the days when Roy Keane complained about being stuck down the back with no leg room while FAI officials occupied first class.

The plane was provided by CityJet, official partner of the FAI, and is decked out in full leather interior designed in Italy. With more headroom, leg room and overhead storage than any other regional aircraft, we can only assume it got the thumbs up from Keane and co.

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