Celebrations are continuing across the country following the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Germany in today's World Cup game.

The Germans went ahead in the 19th minute through Miroslav Kose, but Robbie Keane equalised for Mick McCarthy’s men in the final minute of injury time.

The 1-1 result keeps Ireland's second round qualification hopes firmly alive ahead of their final Group E game against Saudi Arabia next Tuesday.

Tadgh O'Sullivan of the National Vintners' Federation said pubs around the country were reporting a brisk trade as many fans opted to watch today's match in their local.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia coach Nasser al-Johar will send his team out to face Cameroon tomorrow after branding them failures. Johar apologised in Saudi newspapers today for the opening 8-nil demolition by Germany in Sapporo, saying they failed the nation and themselves in an international arena.