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The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

WITH THE HUBBUB surrounding the elections reaching fever pitch, our politicians have to let off steam somehow.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore was launching the European Street Football Festival with former Ireland manager Brian Kerr earlier today and took the opportunity to show off his talent for the beautiful game.

The footwork.

NO FEE TANAISTE LAUNCH FOOTBALL COMP MX1 Source: JULIEN BEHAL

The technique.

NO FEE TANAISTE LAUNCH FOOTBALL COMP MX4 Source: JULIEN BEHAL

The steely determination.

NO FEE TANAISTE LAUNCH FOOTBALL COMP MX2 Source: JULIEN BEHAL

But what the photos don’t show…

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So close, Tánaiste. So close.

Thanks to Deborah Naylor for the gifs

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