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10th Oct 2015

Irish fans create genius banner to celebrate THAT Shane Long goal

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Kevin McGillicuddy

Oh what a feeling when you beat the Germans 1-0.

We’re predicting that any baby boys born in the next few months could very well be named Shane in honour of a certain Tipperary man’s goal last Thursday night against Germany.

Shane Long will probably get the freedom of Thurles or some such honour, something befitting his status as the man who put the ball in the German net and pushed us to the brink of  Euro 2016.

We’re sure that there are wordsmiths and songsmiths and even ruddy blacksmiths trying to pen odes to the former county minor hurler, but sometimes all it takes is a simple flag and a picture of Lionel Ritchie to do all the hard work for you.

SportsJOE reader Cormac Murtagh got in touch today with this wonderful picture and really, the genius behind it needs to be appreciated.

The lads, we think, are on their way to Poland for the game so hopefully the man of the moment will get a chance to see this latest tribute.

And who knows, if he scores again there could be a party all night long with Irish fans dancing on the ceiling in Warsaw.

We’ll get our coats.

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