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Over 275,000 ticket applications made for Ireland's Euro 2016 games

Incredible levels of support for Martin O’Neill’s side.

You can expect a large Irish contingent in France this summer.
You can expect a large Irish contingent in France this summer.
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IRELAND FANS HAVE once again demonstrated their steadfast support and loyalty after over 275,000 ticket applications were made for the Boys in Green’s Euro 2016 fixtures.

Uefa last night revealed the final number of applications per country with a lot of Ireland fans set to be disappointed when the tickets are allocated to supporters ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Fans had up until Monday to apply via Uefa’s online ticket portal with Martin O’Neill’s side one of the most-sought after in France.

Huge groups of supporters are expected to follow the team’s progress in June with the group games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy all heavily over-subscribed.

Between the three Group E fixtures, Ireland have been allocated just 26,000 tickets.

In a statement, the FAI said they will do its utmost to ensure the most loyal supporters are rewarded.

“While it is impossible to meet the demand of each ticket request, the FAI will endeavour to reward the most loyal supporters,” it reads. “Uefa will contact each applicant to inform them of the timeline expected for payments to be taken, while all applicants will be informed of their final status by 29 February at the latest.”

Ireland begin their campaign against Sweden on 13 June at the Stade de France.

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