Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman put the disappointment of the defeat to France to one side on Monday night when he returned to a hero's welcome in Killybegs.
The defender, accompanied by his wife Rachel and their baby daughter Lilly, was met by hundreds of supporters who gathered in the town for a night of celebration.
“The people of Killybegs are unbelievable,” Coleman said.
“Wherever I go, whatever I do, Killybegs people are on my mind.
“You are always trying to make them proud and when you come back home, it’s always nice to meet them.
“Tonight was a special night. You went from massive disappointment yesterday to really enjoying tonight.”
Seamus happily mingled with supporters at a special 'meet and greet' event in the Bayview Hotel and even after 1am, he ws still signing autographs and posing for photos with supporters.
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