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PICS: This has to be the best stocked van heading to the Euros

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The incredible mini-bar in the back of the van
The incredible mini-bar in the back of the van
The outside of the Green Tigers van
The outside of the Green Tigers van
Gabriel Curtis poses with a big bottle of champagne in the back of the van
Gabriel Curtis poses with a big bottle of champagne in the back of the van
The group line up with the van outside Scholars
The group line up with the van outside Scholars
The group will be highly visible
The group will be highly visible

From every drink under the sun to rashers and sausages, The Green Tigers set up will make any fans jealous.

Gabriel Curtis and Paul Hamilton are the organisers of the band of nine Ireland fans who set off on Thursday for France.

And they set off in the sort of style that most Ireland fans can only dream about.

The back of the van is superb

Thanks to brilliant local support from businesses such as Toyota Long Mile Road, Hire Here, Green Tiger Transport, LHM Casey McGrath and Scholars Pub in Firhouse the Tigers will have more than enough food and drink to keep them going for the two weeks they will spend following the fortunes of Martin O'Neill's men in France.

Even their local undertaker, JP Ward and Son Funeral Directors, has chipped in to give them trays of beer and a few hundred euro to pay for diesel.

With tickets secured for all three games the Tigers (the nine lucky fans alongside Gabriel and Paul for the trip are Stephen Curtis, Paul Brooks, Eamon Power, Robert Power, Johnny Cowman, Ross Kelly and David Murphy) have no worries apart from how to fit all the stuff in for the trip.

The back section of the van has been turned into a mini pub, with huge supplies of beer, wine, champagne and even a special new brew from Molloy's Liquor Store all waiting to be enjoyed during the trip.

Gabriel with the special edition beer 'All Night Long' launched by Molloy's

The middle section has a large table that seats six with specially built cup holders, just so nothing gets spilled on the road to France.

Cosgrove Butchers is giving them a huge supply of rashers and sausages and they have even scored free haircuts from a local barber, Leo's.

And the fantastic wrap on the van came from MG Signworks in Pimlico.

Asked was there a plan if, or hopefully when, Ireland made the second round, Gabriel admitted to the Sunday World there wasn't but he expected some of the group would find a way to stay past the scheduled fortnight in France.

The group more than deserve their trip away as they raffled off six tickets to the Euros in aid of the Ronald McDonald House charity based in Crumlin where Gabriel originally hails from.

The raffle raised a staggering €4,000 for that very worthy cause, so the group are every bit as generous as they are lucky.

They set off from Dublin this Thursday, going via Rosslare and Cherbourg before basing themselves just outside Paris for the tournament.

The only small snag is that of the nine fans, only four can drive so a strict system for taking the role of designated driver will have to be enforced.

We're sure this van will become a major celebrity during the tournament so if you spot the Green Tigers in France send us snap.

To follow their exploits yourself, check out their Facebook page here.