One Island, Two Teams


The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland soccer teams are both competing in UEFA Euro 2016. We're bringing double the passion to the championships in France. To celebrate, we made this video bringing the beautiful game back to this beautiful island.

Introducing our freestylers

In the white jersey, and representing Northern Ireland, is Jamie Knight, a 23-year-old professional football freestyler from Northern Ireland. He is currently ranked 10th in Europe and 3rd in the UK. Jamie's freestyle action took place at iconic Northern Ireland locations.

In the green kit, and representing the Republic of Ireland, is Dara Coyne. Based in Dublin, Dara was crowned an Irish champion freestyle athlete in 2014, and posts tutorials on his own YouTube channel for those wishing to learn his tricks. Dara's freestyling took place around these locations in the Republic of Ireland:  

Republic of Ireland locations

Powerscourt House

Powerscourt House

We've got the First Viscount of Powerscourt to thank for this big-house beauty in Ireland's Ancient East. Built in 1730, the gardens – voted the 3rd best in the world by National Geographic – provided a rather idyllic backdrop for Dara's day out.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Presenting 5 miles of sheer drama, these cliffs form part of a UNSECO Global Geopark and have appeared in several movies, including the Harry Potter series and The Princess Bride. The latest trip to the screen? It's Dara at O'Brien's Tower...

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