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Euro 2016: Jim Shaw hoping for a glorious end to his chapter as Irish FA president

Steven Beacom’s Euro 2016 diary

Published 25/06/2016

Irish FA President Jim Shaw
Irish FA President Jim Shaw

JIim Shaw is hoping to go out on a high tonight.

The Euro 2016 clash between Northern Ireland and Wales will be his last as Irish FA President.

Gentleman Jim, as he is known, will attend the match with wife Maureen before flying back home to see controversial figure David Martin voted in as his successor on Monday. Shaw will leave knowing he did a fine job.

Fans get a real Eiffel as Tower is lit up in Northern Ireland colours

The Eiffel Tower has become a meeting point for Northern Ireland supporters in Paris.

As they did for the Germany match on Tuesday, thousands of the Green and White Army will congregate at the famous landmark ahead of this evening's game with Wales.

On Wednesday, like other nations before them, the Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colours of the Northern Ireland flag.

Old Foxes are still on the run and ready for special reunion in Paris

THERE will be a Leicester City reunion in Paris when Northern Ireland take on Wales.

Neil Lennon, Gerry Taggart and Robbie Savage, who all played for the Foxes when Martin O'Neill was in charge, should be in the French capital as BBC pundits.

And just in case that's not enough old Foxes in one place, another former Leicester star, Talksport's Keith Gillespie, is expected to be here as will John O'Neill, working for Radio Ulster.


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