Balls.ie’s brand new web show Euro 2016 Fan Zone Live will accompany you throughout the entirety of the Euros and be your official companion to everything you need to know coming out of France. We’ll have social media reaction to all the big moments, feature some recognisable faces as guests and, perhaps best of all, you get to look at Mikey and Gavan for nearly seven minutes straight.
In Episode 2, our hosts Mikey Traynor and Gavan Casey tried their best to hide their dismay at Ireland only securing a draw against Sweden despite the best efforts of the new Lionel Messi, Wes Hoolahan. Never mind though, a modicum of revenge was had against the Swedes in our Virtual Euro 2016.
In our third episode, we give our reaction to England’s last minute triumph against Wales, take a crack at Joe Hart and ask whether Raheem Sterling has been hanging around with Jesus Navas too much. You can check out our halftime analysis from that right here.
As well as that, there’s some footage from the streets of France as Irish fans (along with a bonus appearance from Keith Duffy) generally live up to their reputation as being the soundest bunch of football supporters around.
There is also a look ahead to Ireland’s tricky tie with Belgium on Saturday, we unveil our ‘Great Shakes or No Great Shakes’ board and we’ll teach you a new French Phrase of the Day.
Join us again this weekend where Mikey and Gavan will get to the bottom of Ireland’s encounter with Belgium in either suitably excitable or horribly depressed fashion, depending on the result.