Euro 2016 Vox Pop

Ahead of Ireland's first game at Euro 2016 we caught up with some of our very own local football heavyweights to get their predictions on how Martin O'Neill's men will do, who will win overall, and who will be the tournament top scorer.

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Martin Loughran Crumlin United manager

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Italy as winners and then Ireland or Sweden.

How far will Ireland go?- I think they’ll get to the last 16, possibly the quarter finals.

Who will win the tournament?- Germany, possibly France being the home team

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Not sure.

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Shane Long.

 

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Simon Madden Shamrock Rovers defender

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Italy as winners, Belgium second and Ireland third.

How far will Ireland go?- I think they’ll get to the last 16.

Who will win the tournament?- France. I think they have enough good young players.

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Germany’s Thomas Muller.

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Robbie Brady from the set-pieces.

 

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Brooke Dunne Peamount United keeper

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Sweden as winners, Belgium second and Italy third.

How far will Ireland go?- Group stages.

Who will win the tournament?- Spain.

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Aiden McGeady

 

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Kevin Carroll Collinstown United manager

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Belgium as winners, Italy second and Ireland third.

How far will go?-Group stages.

Who will win the tournament?- France, with them being on home soil.

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Germany’s Lukas Podolski

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Shane Long

 

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Andy Noonan Bluebell United manager

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Belgium as winners, Italy second and Ireland third

How far will Ireland get?- Last 16 will be considered a successful tournament

Who will win the tournament?- Germany. They have the players to cope with the demands of this.

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Germany’s Thomas Muller.

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Shane Long

 

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Brian McGillivary Ireland Paralympic Soccer Team goalkeeper

What will be the final standings in Group E?- Belgium as winners and Ireland second

How far will Ireland get?- We could make the quarter finals

Who will win the tournament?- France.

Who will be the tournament’s top scorer?- Germany’s Thomas Muller or France’s Olivier Giroud.

Who will be Ireland’s top scorer?- Jonathan Walters

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