This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 14 °C Monday 14 October, 2019
Advertisement

Photos: Boys in Green arrive home to a hero's welcome

Over a million people tuned in to see Ireland bow out of Euro 2016 in the quarter final.

THE IRISH TEAM arrived home to a hero’s welcome at Dublin Airport this afternoon following the team’s defeat to France yesterday.

Dozens of fans turned out to show their support, despite there being no official welcome party.

Photos: Boys in Green arrive home to a hero's welcome
1 / 7
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie
  • Irish Fans at Dublin Airport

    Source: RollingNews.ie

The team were also welcomed home by government officials Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, Shane Ross and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Ireland coach Martin O’Neill said he’s enjoyed working with the players and that he’s proud of the team and the support:

“There has been a really great camaraderie amongst the squad… The players have become better players at international level. I think we have proved that.”

90423381 Source: RollingNews.ie

Over a million people tuned in to see Ireland bow out of Euro 2016 in the quarter final.

RTÉ has reported that an average of 1.26 million people watched yesterday’s Round of 16 defeat to France.

It added that a massive 83% of those watching television at the time were looking at the game, while the audience peaked at 1.34m viewers as the game drew to a close.

Read: Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (24)