It stands to reason that not everyone from the island of Ireland is going to be able to make it to France this summer. Just as well otherwise those snakes that St Patrick drove out could sniff another opportunity.
For those fans of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland staying at home for Euro 2016 the good news is an Official Euros Fanzone will be set up at Titanic Belfast.
Using the infrastructure already in place for Belsonic festival they’ll be able to cater for 10,000 fans at a time at the open air arena, which boasts the biggest screen in the country.
Entry is free and there will full bar facilities, food vans and a funfair as well as family friendly activities and entertainment before and after games.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill said: “The idea of thousands of Northern Ireland fans gathering at the Euros Fanzone at Titanic back in Belfast will be another huge motivation for the players.
“Having visited the Fanzone site and spoken to the guys running it, I’m certain it’ll be the next best thing to actually being out there with us.”
Full line-up of games being shown at the Fanzone
Sunday June 12 (gates open at 4pm)
Poland v Northern Ireland 5pm
Germany v Ukraine 8pm
Monday June 13 (gates open at 4pm)
Republic of Ireland v Sweden 5pm
Belgium v Italy 8pm
Thursday June 16 (gates open at 4pm)
Ukraine v Northern Ireland 5pm
Germany v Poland 8pm
Saturday June 18 (gates open at 1pm)
Belgium v Republic of Ireland 2pm
Iceland v Hungary 5pm
Portugal v Austria 8pm
Tuesday June 21 (gates open at 4pm)
Northern Ireland v Germany/Ukraine v Poland 5pm
Croatia v Spain/Czech Republic v Turkey 8pm
Wednesday June 22 (gates open at 4pm)
Iceland v Austria/ Hungary v Portugal 5pm
Sweden v Belgium/Italy v Republic of Ireland 8pm
The Official Euros Fanzone comes courtesy of Belsonic with support from the Irish Football Association, Titanic Belfast, Cool FM and Belfast Live.