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+25
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:
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) June 13, 2016
The rival fans got on so well, the Swedish fans even adopted an Irish leprechaun, perhaps looking for some good luck to rub off.
“Yeah we’ve got you a ticket mate! Don’t forget to wear that leprechaun outfit” pic.twitter.com/RvvkmLS1g7
— Steve Turner (@SteveLTurner) June 13, 2016
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.
— 98FM (@98FM) June 14, 2016
They’ve even offered a novel adaptation of pétanque bowling for the French to acquire.