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The Irish fans had one heck of a street party in Lyon last night

A sea of green.

France v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Republic of Ireland Training - Stade des Lumieres Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

IRELAND V FRANCE should be kicking off right about now in Lyon – yesterday, while the team was training, the fans were keeping the morale going.

They swarmed the streets of the city for a massive party that went on until all hours of Sunday morning, with some of the maddest scenes witnessed since the start of the tournament.

There was lamppost climbing

A bit of Shane Long’s On Fire, and more climbing

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An attempt to sing in French

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A+ for effort.

And a bit of standing up and sitting down for the Boys In Green

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They’re definitely getting their exercise in, anyway?

A singalong, accompanied by a man on an acoustic guitar (of course)

And yet more chanting, directed by a man standing on what appears to be a bus shelter

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If this is what it’s like already, we don’t even know what it’ll be like if we win (please god fingers crossed). COYBIG!

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