Watch: Irish Euro fans still the soundest

Watch: Irish Euro fans still soundest
Watch: Irish Euro fans still soundest: 13 June 2016; Republic of Ireland and Sweden supporters prior to their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Irish mammies proud as punch as Irish Euro fans in France show just how the party should be run

If your heart doesn’t sing with a medley of good will, multi-cultural repartee and all out great craic then read no further. Irish fans have been winning hearts across France with their adorable antics and generous spirit at the UEFA European Football Championships.

Whether it’s a bunch of supporters helping an elderly French couple to change their tyre or a ridiculous friendly dance off between rival fans in the streets, there’s been Irish charm in buckets.

The focus on the Irish fans’ good behaviour is particularly noticeable against the backdrop of negative feeling after 3 days of clashes between other rival teams in Marseille.

Here’s a gallery of fan images from the last few days in France


And here’s a selection of our favourite fan moments so far at the tournament

A one all draw between Ireland and Sweden led to numerous shared moments for the fans:


The rival fans got on so well, the Swedish fans even adopted an Irish leprechaun, perhaps looking for some good luck to rub off.

Ever keen to integrate, Irish fans have been doing their best to impress the locals. Amidst the street parties this group of Irish fans paused to keep local pensioners’ car in good working order.


They’ve even offered a novel adaptation of pétanque bowling for the French to acquire.


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