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Here come the good times: 5 reasons it’s great Ireland are at Euro 2016

France, are you ready for us?

1. The atmosphere

WHEN IRELAND QUALIFY for a major tournament it seems that the weather is that bit warmer, the beer that bit cooler, and a wave of optimism that makes you feel anything is possible…….even a party on a roundabout!

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2. The Fashion

Wherever you’re watching the match, qualification for the Euros, provides Irish fans to make a fashion statement and stand out from the crowd.

Bill hat Bill disappointing Alf fans.

3. The singing

UEFA President Michel Platini decided to create an award for the Irish fans after they made such a positive contribution to Euro 2012, I’m sure we can expect more singing and dancing with the locals in France.

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4. Nostalgia  

We all enjoy Reeling in the Years, and look forward to watching certain years more than others. There is a special pride looking back on 1990; the joyous scenes, grown men crying, the wild celebrations.

Who knows, could the 2016 edition contain you dancing in a fountain?

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5. The national holiday when we win it!

Let’s face it, the Irish know how to party, and when Robbie Keane lifts the Henri Delaunay trophy on 10 July, we can bask in the glory, knowing there will be no hangover in work the next day.

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