Saturday 18 August 2018

Touching moment as James McClean and wife Erin recreate Robbie Brady's emotional Euro 2016 celebration

Germany, Italy, Wales - Ireland under Martin O'Neill have made a habit of clinching dramatic 1-0 victories when the stakes are at their highest.

James McClean's second half strike in Wales secured the Boys in Green a World Cup playoff spot tonight, as Martin O'Neill's men continue on the road to Russia next summer.

There was some nice symmetry on display in Cardiff, and not just because it was another famous 1-0 win. Robbie Brady's goal against Italy at Euro 2016 last summer sent Ireland into the last 16, and featured a memorable celebration afterwards when he embraced his partner Kerrie Harris.

This time around, McClean filled the Brady roll, rushing to his wife Erin at the final whistle to share his special moment with her.

You can compare the two photos here - two very special moments in Irish football history.

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