The Republic of Ireland will have to show plenty of creativity if they are to cause a shock against Germany in their 2022 European Championship qualifier at Tallaght Stadium, but children from 10 schools will be hoping that their artwork can inspire them to victory.
Only a win will do for Vera Pauw's team against the dominant force in Group I. Germany's points haul stands at a perfect 21 from seven matches, while they boast a scarcely believable +43 goal difference, with no goals conceded.
The Ireland squad used their profile in the build-up to the game to raise awareness for childhood cancer and to promote the work of the Gavin Glynn Foundation, encouraging schoolchildren to write poetry, but the team has also received a deluge of artwork, which will hang in the Tallaght tunnel for the big game.
School artwork came from:
Farnham National School, County Cavan
Burrow National School, Dublin 13
St Brigid's Primary School, Dublin 8
St Patrick’s Girls National School, Dublin 3
Sallins National School, County Kildare
Tallanstown National School, County Louth
Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, County Tipperary
St Joseph’s Primary School, County Tipperary
Ballymurn National School, County Wexford
Powerscourt National School, County Wicklow
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