Ireland fans warned to expect extra security checks at the Aviva on Monday night 5 years ago

Ireland fans warned to expect extra security checks at the Aviva on Monday night

Martin O'Neill is concentrating on just one thing tomorrow night.

The Ireland manager is hoping to become only the third man in our history to lead the Republic of Ireland to a European Championships.


His focus is on the clash with Bosnia at the Aviva on Monday night, but speaking today, he did sympathise with the families of those killed and injured in Friday night's terror attacks in Paris.

The Derryman told reporters today that he has no concerns over security at the stadium in the light of Friday's terrible events

‘I don’t feel uneasy about game. It was horrendous, the events in Paris, and it puts a lot into perspective, including football matches.

‘But I’m hoping that the stadium is well policed and hoping we will be okay.

‘I hadn't thought about that (the game being in danger), it was more thinking about the events in Paris itself.’

Fans heading to the Aviva tomorrow night can expect much more increased security than is typical at big events in the stadium.

It's expected that there will be an increased security presence as well as Gardai inside and outside of the stadium ahead of the 7.45 kick-off against Bosnia.

According to Sky Sports, security is being asked to be extra vigilant, while there is to be an increased emphasis on searching of bags in and out of the stadium.

The Aviva is normally swept by sniffer dogs before games as a precaution, and that will take place as normal  early tomorrow afternoon.


All security staff are understood to have been informed to be on maximum alert after the events of Paris with an increased security presence both inside, and outside, of the stadium.

It has also been confirmed that there will be minute's silence before the Bosnia game in memory of those killed in France.