Ireland's Seamus Coleman gets a hero's welcome back from the Euros in his hometown of Killybegs
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Ireland's Seamus Coleman gets a hero's welcome back from the Euros in his hometown of Killybegs

THE REPUBLIC of Ireland's Seamus Coleman received a hero's welcome for his part in Euro 2016 at his hometown of Killybegs.

Coleman was part of the Irish team who enjoyed a rapturous homecoming at Dublin Airport on Monday and the clebrations continued when he arrived back to his Co. Donegal hometown.

The Ireland defender was paraded proudly through the streets of Killybegs, surrounded by his adoring fans.

In a video posted by Killybegs Community Council, Coleman was seen carrying his four-month-old daughter Lilly as he marched through the town along side marching band and celebratory banners.

Watch the homecoming here...

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Later on, the footballer was seen signing autographs and posing for photos with fans in the early hours of the morning at the Bay View Hotel, according to a video posted on Facebook by Matt Britton.

"It's nearly 1.30am and Seamie Coleman is still signing autographs, posing for photographs as up on 2,000 fans and friends turn out to welcome home their hometown hero. A proud night for Killybegs," wrote Britton.

The Irish defender was a key part of the Republic of Ireland team at the Euro 2016 tournament, having played every minute of their four matches.

The 27-year-old was appointed to be the captain of the Republic of Ireland for the last two matches against Italy and France.

He currently plays for Everton where he has made 180 appearances for them since 2009.

The Republic of Ireland reached the last 16 stage of the Euros after finishing as one of the best third-placed teams in the qualifying round.

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They lost 2-1 to France on Sunday when two second-half goals from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann cancelled the Republic of Ireland's first-half goal from Robbie Brady.

See videos and photos of Seamus Coleman's homecoming below...

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