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There's one man on the front of every newspaper today

Meanwhile, Robbie Brady briefly had a new middle name.


THE COUNTRY IS still celebrating this morning after Ireland made it through to the final 16 of Euro 2016.

It’s the first time we’ve progressed to this stage of the football championships and it’s primarily thanks to one man: Robbie Brady.

His 85th-minute header was replayed up and down the country last night. President Michael D Higgins was among the Irish fans celebrating in France.

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Brady graces every national newspaper’s front page today. From ‘The Italian Rob’ to ‘You Lille Beauty’, there are some excellent puns to be had.


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French sports daily newspaper L’Équipe have a great image of Brady, Wes Hoolahan and captain on the night Seamus Coleman celebrating with Irish fans inside the stadium on their front page:

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The headline reads ‘Que la fête recommence!’ or ‘Let the party begin!’.

‘Jesus Christ’

Meanwhile, shortly after the goal, Brady’s Wikipedia page was edited so his name was listed as Robert ‘Jesus Christ’ Brady.


Thanks to the eagle-eyed fans who sent us photos of the page. Sadly, it’s now back to normal.

Read: One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win

Read: Michael D praise for Irish defeat of Azzurri and ‘ambassadors’ in the stands

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