Date: 27th June 2016 at 11:40am
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Saturday afternoon saw Northern Ireland exit the Euro 2016 Finals at the hands of Wales.

The 1-0 win saw the Irish, backed by their vociferous army of fans, head for home, but before they`d endeared themselves, as minnows; to many supporters tuning into their games.

At times they had to mount desperate rear-guard actions, repelling numerous attacks in the games against Wales, Germany and the Ukraine.

Amongst the stoic Irish defence was the former Fulham defender Aaron Hughes, who despite, prior to the tournament, hadn`t been a regular starter played in all three games.

Hughes, currently a free-agent, did enough to suggest be would be a valuable asset to a club looking for an experienced and dependable defender.

Another that impress in the Irish defence was the goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

McGovern, 31-years of age, made some fantastic stops throughout the tournament and kept Irish hopes alive.

The keeper is another who is a free-agent, after his contract with Hamilton Academical expired.

Could Fulham tempt the keeper to try his luck in London, what with Andy Lonergan having left for Wolverhampton Wanderers?

It`s an interesting thought.