October 21st, 2016

Gallery: COYBIG - Martin O'Neill's men jet off to France for Euro 2016

EURO 2016By Colm Hayes

The Ireland squad and management looked dapper this afternoon as they prepared to board the plane to begin their Euro 2016 journey in earnest.

Ireland players arrived at Dublin airport this afternoon as the excitement really begins to build ahead of a highly anticapated Euro 2016 campaign.

All kitted out in suits, both the squad and management looked to be in good spirits ahead of the flight to Paris.

The team's base is in Versailles, just outside the French capital.

FAI CEO John Delaney previously said of the association's chosen location: "The facilities and accommodation in Versailles are second-to-none, and will cater for every need of the team, management and backroom staff.

"I visited the area with Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, and both are extremely impressed and looking forward to being based there."

O'Neill's men will play Sweden next Monday, June 13, with a trip to Bordeaux to face Belgium on June 18 before the final Group E clash against Italy on June 22.