A special night in Killybegs for Seamus Coleman

IRISH CAPTAIN RETURNS TO A HERO'S WELCOME

A special night in Killybegs for Seamus Coleman

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.

See Thursday's Democrat for more.