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Ireland fans pick up award for 'exemplary behaviour' during Euros

Republic of Ireland supporter Jamie Monaghan was presented with the prestigious award Credit: FAI

Republic of Ireland supporters have received a prestigious award from the Mayor of Paris which celebrates their consistently good behaviour throughout the European Championship 2016.

Young Irish supporter Jamie Monaghan, 17, was presented with the 'Médaille de la Ville de Paris' award on their behalf.

Around 100,000 Irish fans travelled to France for the championship and received glowing reports from international media for their behaviour.

The award was simultaneously presented to Northern Ireland supporters at the Fan Zone in Paris, ahead of the semi-final match between France and Germany.

Football Association of Ireland CEO John Delaney said: "Our supporters are the greatest ambassadors our country could have and just like our new generation of footballing heroes, we're extremely proud of them.

"It was also great to see Jamie Monaghan collect this award on behalf of all of our supporters and I include the late James Nolan, who sadly passed away during EURO 2012.

"It is fitting too that we remember the two Northern Ireland supporters - Darren Rodgers and Robert Rainey - who died during EURO 2016."