Saturday 24 March 2018

Watch: Irish fans drowned their sorrows with fountain dip after crushing defeat

Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

This is the moment a group of Irish fans cooled off after defeat to Belgium in the Euro 2016 group stages.

Video, captured by, shows members of the travelling Green Army jumping into the Monument aux Girondins fountain at the entrance to Bordeaux's Place de Quinconces.

Earlier over 10,000 fans had watched Martin O'Neill's charges fail to score against a rampaging Belgian side in the nearby Fanzone.

Despite the loss these fans still decided to take an afternoon swim.

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