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Michael D Higgins' joyful celebration of Brady's goal sums up just how Ireland is feeling


THIS EVENING SAW Ireland play their third match of the Euros against Italy in Lille.

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Everyone’s nerves were shot for the entire match – until, in the 83rd minute, Robbie Brady pulled it out of the bag and scored a goal.

The whole of Ireland jumped to its feet, including President Michael D Higgins, who was sitting in the stands:


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Maybe it was the sporting achievement talking, but everyone completely fell apart at the sight of him:

Ah lads. Lads. LADS.

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