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Choose Ireland! RTÉ's Trainspotting-themed promo for Ireland v Scotland is outstanding

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh stars.

"Choose France next summer".
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“CHOOSE ROY KEANE, and Paul McGrath. Choose tournament songs. Choose summers of love.”

They know how to put together a promo package on RTÉ, but this time they’ve really outdone themselves.

None other than Trainspotting author (and Bohemians fan) Irvine Welsh makes an appearance in the teaser for tomorrow night’s game at the Aviva Stadium, putting a special Group D twist on the famous “Choose life…” speech from the book and film.

It’s a suitable Scottish theme for tomorrow night’s game, dotted with highlights from the both the current campaign and some of our favourite Irish football memories down the years.

“Choose Shaun Maloney with 15 minutes to go.”

I’d rather not, Irvine.

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