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Fans gather to pay tribute to Jack Charlton

Fans, young and old, were dressed in green, white and orange.

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Republic of Ireland fans gathered at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

Republic of Ireland fans gathered at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

Republic of Ireland fans gathered at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

Hundreds of Republic of Ireland fans gathered at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin to pay tribute to former football manager Jack Charlton.

Fans stood together to sing the Ireland world cup anthem Put ‘Em Under Pressure at 12.30pm as the football legend’s funeral came to a close in England.

Fans, young and old, were dressed in green, white and orange as they waved flags in memory of the World Cup winner.

Organiser Glenda Guilfoyle said she planned the gathering at the Walkinstown Roundabout because of its significance during Italia 90, where fans celebrated the Republic’s success.

“We felt we had to so something to mark his life so we just made up some signs, organised a DJ and rallied the people to join in,” Ms Guilfoyle said.

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Fans gathered to sing the Ireland world cup anthem (Niall Carson/PA)

Fans gathered to sing the Ireland world cup anthem (Niall Carson/PA)

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Fans gathered to sing the Ireland world cup anthem (Niall Carson/PA)

“Around 200 people came and although we had had some concerns about a large crowd, we were happy with the amount that attended.

“It was a great atmosphere, very emotional, but euphoric and dignified.

“We had the wreath-laying ceremony and spent the rest of it singing and dancing.

“It brought back a lot of memories. We sang the usual football songs, including Put ‘Em Under Pressure.

“It was a lovely, fitting tribute. It was a very Irish tribute and send-off and he would be happy.

“He meant a lot to the Irish people.”

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