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Ennis journalist swept along in Italian Euro 2020 win celebrations

AN Ennis journalist and television presenter who is now living in Italy has described the atmosphere in Rome following the Italian team’s win over England in the Euros as “electric”. Colm Flynn is living close to the Vatican and on Sunday evening he watched the match with friends, witnessing firsthand the celebrations for Italy’s victory in the competition on penalties. While scenes of crowds at London’s Leicester Square throwing bottles and littering ahead of the game caused shock and outrage Colm says there was a “lovely family atmosphere” in Rome. Colm is working as the Vatican correspondent for EWTN a global Catholic television, radio, and news network. Speaking to the Clare Champion about Sunday’s dramatic match he said, “There was a real sense of excitement and giddiness before the game. “I was sitting outside a restaurant with a group of Irish and Italian friends in Piazza Navona right in the heart of Rome. “It was a gorgeous warm summer’s evening …

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