Outnumbered by male fans at Euro 2016? These Irish twin sisters don't mind at all

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Irish twin sisters have joked about being outnumbered among the boys in green at Euro 2016 where a perk is not having to queue for the toilet.

Emma and Kathryn McLoughlin, 22, from Glasnevin in Dublin, have travelled to France with four male friends for the football extravaganza.

The pair are in wine capital Bordeaux where the Republic will take on Belgium at the Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon.

Twin sisters Emma (left) and Kathryn McLoughlin in Bordeaux, France, as the Irish sisters joked about being outnumbered among the boys in green at Euro 2016 where a perk is not having to queue for the toilet.
Twin sisters Emma (left) and Kathryn McLoughlin (Catherine Wylie/PA)

They said their mother was "terrified" when they told her they were going and she has been sending them daily text messages to check they are okay.

Emma said: "We follow it at home and a lot of people were up for it so we thought we'd make the trip."

On the lack of women at the tournament, she said: "We're outnumbered very heavily but I don't mind too much. No queues for the ladies!"

Republic of Ireland fans in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris.
Fans certainly enjoyed themselves at the Sweden match (Mike Egerton/PA)

Her sister Kathryn said: "We didn't know if we were going to make it or not. It's great craic, like. "Everyone does a double take when they see us. They're like, 'oh, a woman!'"

Looking ahead to the Republic's match against Belgium, Kathryn said: "We tend to put in a better performance against bigger teams.

"I think it's worked in our favour that Italy are basically through. A win hopefully. But a draw wouldn't be a disaster either."