Martin O'Neill attempts joke about "uglier" wives and partners not being allowed at Ireland's team base

Ireland manager was discussing team hotel policy for Euro 2016

BY Newstalk 16:29 Thursday 24 March 2016, 16:29 24 Mar 2016

Manager Martin O'Neill ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Earlier this week, Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane confirmed that players' wives, partners and families would not be banned from joining them at their Euro 2016 base.

Wales on the other hand have implemented a ban for the duration of the tournament.

The issue came up at today's Ireland press conference with manager Martin O'Neill throwing out an awkward joke that "good looking" wives and partners would be welcome at the team base.

"Well, it depends on how good looking the girls are," he said.

"If they are really attractive, they're very, very welcome. The uglier ones, I'm afraid not."

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