Saturday 16 December 2017

'It's been a long four weeks' - Irish players meet wives and children on Father's Day Newsdesk Newsdesk

Some Irish players got the chance to meet their wives and children today after up to a month apart.

Following their crushing defeat at the hands of Belgium the squad was given some down time to meet their families on Father's Day.

Karen Whelan, the wife of midfield stalwart, Glenn Whelan posted an adorable picture of her family on twitter.

She wrote: “Finally some amount of travelling but kids got to spend time with daddy on such a special day, been a long four weeks.”

Previously she had written about her frustration at not being able to see Glenn during his time at the tournament and in their training camp.

Claudine Keane also posted a cute picture of captain Robbie Keane with his two sons on twitter today.

The former model, who has been using the tournament as an excuse for a family holiday in France, wrote: “Happy Father's Day Rob. Your [sic] an amazing dad, your boys adore you. Wish we could spend it together today Love you.”

Earlier Kayleah Long, the wife of striker Shane Long, posted a heartwarming message on Instagram about the Southampton star.

She wrote: “Happy Father's Day to one of a kind! The girls are so grateful for everything you do and love u more than anything, even more than chocolate spread? You're the best daddy they could ever wish for and miss you millions.#happyfathersday #bestdaddy#trulyblessed”

Ms Long is currently pregnant with the couple's third child.

Becky-Jane Gibson, the partner of goalkeeper Shay Given also took to social media to wish him luck on Father's Day.

She wrote: “If carlsberg made fathers... @No1shaygiven #HappyFathersDay #BestDaddy”

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