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'We were just happy to get tickets' - Ireland fans soak up the atmosphere in Glasgow

We visited O’Neill’s pub to chat to supporters on their way to tonight’s game.

Name: Stephen O’Callaghan

From: Killarney, County Kerry

Do you travel on Ireland away trips often? We’ve been on a few. We were in Germany last month and the likes of Bulgaria, Estonia and that. We love the banter and the craic is unreal. You’ll never get anything like it.

Did you get your hands on tickets? Unfortunately, we had to go through the Scottish FA for them.

In the home or away section? We’re in the home section but look, all we wanted was a ticket. We’re just happy to get one.

Give us your prediction for tonight’s game: I fancy us to nick it tonight. I’ll go 2-1 Ireland and I’d be confident enough. The morale is up since Germany so I’d say we’ll do it.

Name: Barry Callaghan

From: Clondalkin, Dublin

Do you travel on Ireland away trips often? This is my first one. The lads were at Euro 2012 but this is my first time so I’m looking forward to it.

Did you get your hands on tickets? We got tickets thankfully.

In the home or away section? We’re in with all the Irish fans.

Give us your prediction for tonight’s game: I backed a 1-1 draw so I’ll stick with that.

Name: Ciaran Fadden

From: Perrystown, Dublin

Do you travel on Ireland away trips often? I try make as many as I can. I got to America in the summer and I’ve been going since the play-offs in France. Every year you want to go to as many as you can. I absolutely love it.

Did you get your hands on tickets? I did. There’s about ten of us here and I’m the only one with an Ireland ticket thank God.

In the home or away section? The away. I got refused but got back onto them and John Delaney sorted me out so I was lucky.

Give us your prediction for tonight’s game: I don’t know. They need to win but we would like to win. 2-2 probably but hopefully it’s a 3-2 win for us.

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