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Belfast band The Late Twos 'Sweet Caroline' Neil Diamond cover for Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 adventure

The Belfast band The Late Twos has covered the Neil Diamond - and Northern Ireland football terrace - favourite Sweet Caroline to send the Green and White Army off to France with a spring in their step.

The unsigned five piece of Matty Legge, David McMaster, Ryan Costley, Ryan Bennett, Dean Ward said they had to do something to mark the international side's first appearance at a major finals in 30 years.

"Good times have never been so good," they wrote on Facebook.

"See you all in France!"

Their video of the song - intercut with some of the best footage of Northern Ireland's historic qualifying campaign - has become an overnight sensation on Facebook attracting almost 60,000 views.

The boys, all in their Northern Ireland shirts on the video are even among the football stands at Windosr celebrating a goal during the table-topping qualification in one clip.

Surely, given this performance, the band will not be "unsigned" for long.

To see the band upclose visit they will be performing at The Empire in Belfast on Thursday, June 2 to launch their single 'Sail Away'.

Northern Ireland play Ukraine, Germany and Poland in the finals in France.


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