PIC: Conor McGregor's rousing words sum up what the country thinks of the Irish players 6 years ago

PIC: Conor McGregor's rousing words sum up what the country thinks of the Irish players

We're gone, but we won't be forgotten in a hurry.

At Euro 2012, Irish supporters left a massive impact on the tournament, but the players fell someway short. Four years later, and both the fans and the squad leave with their heads held high.

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The country is both gutted and proud in equal measure after Martin O'Neill's side went down 2-1 to hosts France in Lyon in the last 16 of Euro 2016, and one man who is joining in with the tributes is Conor McGregor himself.

2016 UEFA European Championship Round Of 16, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France 26/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs France Ireland fans during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Notorious has tweeted his reaction to the defeat, giving hearty praise to Ireland's terrific first half display, both on the ball and off it, comparing us to a team from Spain's La Liga, before lamenting the result.

He's said what most of us are thinking with this message.

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Before the UFC featherweight champion added an extra upbeat message of support...

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