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12 of the best Irish flags on the Lions tour to Australia

Rugby fans from the Emerald Isle are doing the country proud Down Under.

IRISH FANS PLAYED an absolute blinder at Euro 2012 when it came to showing up and supporting the boys in green with the biggest, proudest and wittiest flags European football has ever seen.

Hordes of Irish fans are currently down in Australia to cheer on the Lions and many have packed a flag.

Here are our 12 favourite so far.

12. Mitchelstown represents

At the First Test in Brisbane. (Credit: Damian McCarry)

11. Lions are hungry for meat… PS Mayo rules!

Wallabies, you’ve been warned. (Credit: Conor Long)

10. Simple tricolour, scary masks

We love the smiling face on the Lion on the right. (Credit: David Davies/PA Wire.)

9. Ulster fans on the beer

Ulster says, ‘Go Lions’. (Credit: @RuthGorman_UTV)

8. Lansdowne FC ‘Til I Die

Getting the hashtag in there too. State of the art stuff. (Credit: @LansdowneFC)

7. Shout-out to the farmers

Spotted at the Second Test in Melbourne. The Wallabies won. (Credit: Damian McCarry)

6. The optimistic Limerick fan

Lions onesie, Lions jersey, mini Limerick banner and tricolour wig. Nice work sir. (Credit: @kev_k_1)

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5. Lock up your Sheila’s

The Maynooth lads arrive into Melbourne in style. (Credit: @DeclanHarmon)

4. Tribute to Ulster’s Nevin Spence

A nice tribute to the young player, who tragically passed away last year. (Credit: @claireglancy)

3. The bodysuit flag causes a sensation Down Under

Classic get-up, barring the white denim shorts. (Credit: @DatLiviLuv)

2. Waltzing O’Driscoll, waltzing O’Driscoll…

The Lions icon finally gets his just recognition, in flag form. (Credit: RuthGorman_UTV)

1. Paulie once had a boomerang

Nothing we have seen yet has beaten this epic Paulie O’Connell flag. (Credit: Aaron McAllorum)

Here it is at the Rebels game in Melbourne

… The big man may be out injured but his flag flies proudly on. (Credit: Damian McCarry)

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