EURO 2016: NI fanzones in Larne and Carrick

Northern Ireland's Green and White Army. Photo: Pacemaker

Northern Ireland's Green and White Army. Photo: Pacemaker

Supporters of the Northern Ireland football team who can’t make the big Euro 2016 matches in France are to be given an alternative with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council screening the games live.

The matches will be shown at McNeill Theatre (Larne), at Carrickfergus Town Hall and the Des Allen Suite (Ballymena Showgrounds).

The Mayor, Councillor Billy Ashe said: “The big-screen broadcasts are indoor events so whatever the weather, it should be great for everyone who wants to cheer on the team.

“These are family-friendly events with food and refreshments kiosks and even special fun ‘penalty kick’ competitions for supporters to enjoy in the build-up and also during half-time.”

Details of the games are as follows: Northern Ireland vs Poland – Sunday, June 12 4:30pm; NI vs Ukraine – Thursday, June 16 4:30pm. NI vs Germany – Tuesday, June 21 (4:30pm).

All children under 12 years MUST be accompanied by an adult; alcohol is strictly prohibited; only Northern Ireland ‘colours’ will be permitted.

This is an all-ticket event (in advance only). The free tickets will be available from Monday, May 30 at the following locations: Seven Towers Leisure Centre; The Braid, Ballymena; Carrickfergus Town Hall; Carrickfergus Amphitheatre; Smiley Buildings, Larne; Larne Leisure Centre.