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Northern Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Northern Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.
Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

First Minister Arlene Foster and Communities Minister Paul Givan pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team willÊare on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in FranceÊ

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event First Minister Arlene Foster and Communities Minister Paul Givan pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team willÊare on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in FranceÊ Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

First Minister Arlene Foster and Communities Minister Paul Givan pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team willÊare on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in FranceÊ

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event First Minister Arlene Foster and Communities Minister Paul Givan pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team willÊare on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in FranceÊ Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Northern Ireland football Manager Michael O'Neill pictured at the Fan Zone. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - 
Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France .
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Nortehrn Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France . Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016

Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France.

Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Michael O'Neill pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photographer - ©Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 27 2016. Michael O'neill is tossed in the air as the Northern Ireland team arrive home to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast where a crowd of up to 10,000 people welcomed the team at the fanzone. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast.
The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 27-06-2016: Euro 2016: Northern Ireland's football team come home to heroes' welcome. Thousands of Northern Ireland supporters pictured at the Fanzone in Titanic Belfast. The homecoming event is being hosted by the Department of Communities, Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Members of the 1st Finaghy Northern Ireland Supporters Club carrying the clubs bass drum at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Members of the 1st Finaghy Northern Ireland Supporters Club carrying the clubs bass drum at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Football fans pictured at the homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Football fans pictured at the homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 

Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event 

Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 Northern Ireland football team Homecoming Event Football fans pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will are on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Northern Ireland fans Ethan Bothwell, Mackenzie Alexander, Granny Julie McCrory, Brooke Bothwell, Darla McCrory at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. Pic Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fan Brian White at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans Angela Barnes (left) with her sister Georgie at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans Angela Barnes (left) with her sister Georgie at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans Nicola Clyde with her daughter Joni and son Matthew at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans Nicola Clyde with her daughter Joni and son Matthew at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland fans Mellissa Telford and Matthew Wright at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland fans Mellissa Telford and Matthew Wright at the Titanic Fanzone stage ahead the Northern Ireland team homecoming to Belfast from the 2016 Euro Championship in France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel. Press Eye - Belfast -  Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey

Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel 
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Gareth McAuley

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Manager Michael O'Neill

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Oliver Norwood

Press Eye - Belfast -  Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey 

Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Kyle Lafferty

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel 
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Jonny Evans

Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Manager Michael O'Neill exits the plane. Press Eye William Cherry

Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Manager Michael O'Neill exits the plane. Press Eye William Cherry

Press Eye - Belfast -  Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry

Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Stuart Dallas, Captain Steven Davis and Jimmy Nicholl Assistant Manager

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Captain Steven Davis.

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Josh Magennis.

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Josh Magennis.

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
Conor Washington

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Conor Washington

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Paddy McNair

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.

Manager Michael O'Neill

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Josh Magennis.

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Oliver Norwood

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
Captain Steven Davis.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Captain Steven Davis.

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Stuart Dallas, Captain Steven Davis and Jimmy Nicholl Assistant Manager

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Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport.
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Northern Ireland fans and players pictured at the Homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team at the Fan Zone in Titanic Quarter where the team will be on stage to share their experiences of Euro2016 in France Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Michael O'Neill has admitted that any job he does in the future will never have the emotional attachment that he experiences in his role as Northern Ireland manager.

In a special interview marking what has been another incredible year for O'Neill, the Northern Ireland boss spoke about what lies ahead for the international side, his own future and even what he would like for Christmas.

In 2016, Northern Ireland, under the inspirational 47-year-old, played in the Euro finals for the first time, progressed to the last 16 of that tournament and put themselves in prime position to earn a play-off match to reach the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.

With every passing month, O'Neill's standing as a manager grew. Many pundits have been surprised that he has not already moved to a top club. Recently, former Spurs and West Ham boss Harry Redknapp declared O'Neill was the best young British manager around.

The IFA know that a time will come when they are approached for his services. In March, the ex-Shamrock Rovers boss signed a new four-year deal with the Association, worth £2m. As part of the package, the contract states that any interested club would have to pay the IFA £750,000 in compensation to release O'Neill from his current deal, though there are suggestions that figure could be negotiated.

"I committed to the IFA with a new deal earlier this year and I believe we both have a good understanding of that commitment," said O'Neill, speaking at the Philips Manager of the Year function in Dublin where Dundalk's Stephen Kenny won the overall award.

"If the situation arose the IFA would be well compensated and it would have to be the right opportunity for me.

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"If it came up I would look at a club job on its merits but I'm not out there chasing my next job. Other managers and pundits have asked why I have not gone into club management and said I should have an opportunity, but I'm not actively seeking another job.

"I could have been a club manager for longer and had the ambition to manage my country. I've been fortunate that I was given that job at 42 and I know that whatever job I go to, if and when I leave Northern Ireland, it will probably never have the same emotional pull that I have for the Northern Ireland job because to have played for your country and to manage your country is a pretty special thing."

Asked about the praise he attracts, O'Neill, who started his managerial career at Brechin City, said: "People look at the situation and I'm still a relatively young manager, we have had a lot of success and my career has had an upward trajectory in terms of working from the bottom level to where we have got to with Northern Ireland."

Edinburgh-based O'Neill had been heavily linked with the Scotland manager's job, before the Scottish FA announced that Gordon Strachan would be staying. The Ballymena man suggests, however, that he would find it tough being boss of another country.

"I genuinely think it is difficult for a non-national to manage a country," stated the former Newcastle and Dundee United midfielder, who won 31 caps. "I think that would be hard, but football is football and we see it all the time and whatever happens down the road I have to make sure I am prepared for it.

"Right now my focus isn't going any further than the World Cup and giving it my all so we have our best shot at trying to get to the finals."

Reflecting on 2016, he said: "This has been a fabulous year for Northern Ireland. To have the experience of reaching the knockout stages at Euro 2016 was incredible.

"Going into the World Cup qualifiers was another challenge, but the fact we are sitting second in our group with a realistic chance of getting a play-off position, we couldn't have asked for any more.

"The performances from this Northern Ireland squad have been consistently high in the last few years and we have to keep it at that level."

Asked if the side can improve, O'Neill said: "That's a big challenge for us. We don't have players knocking on the door to come into the squad. We are having to almost develop players on the international stage which is very difficult.

"There is no better example of that than Josh Magennis who is now a real threat at international level. We saw that in the Azerbaijan game when we won 4-0 and Josh was excellent.

"It will be tricky for us to get better. I think our strength will always be what we have in the squad in terms of the spirit and preparation. What we don't have is an outstanding young player who can step into our team and improve us so it will be very much the collective in the foreseeable future."

As for the Christmas present he wants, you may not be surprised that there is a sporting theme.

Smiling, he said: "I want my wife to book me flights to Vegas for the Carl Frampton fight. I was at Carl's first fight with Leo Santa Cruz in New York in July. That was a great experience and I'd love to see the re-match with Carl hopefully winning again."


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