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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Leicester's title win sees pupils get off homework

Leicester City’s Irish fans in Co Meath (Caroline Quinn)
Leicester City’s Irish fans in Co Meath (Caroline Quinn)

Leicester City's Premier League title win has made thousands of punters and supporters across the world jump for joy - but none will be as happy as a group of children in Co Meath.

A group of Irish fans are making their way to Leicester today to see their side lift the top-flight trophy for the first time. Among them will be Katie Mason, a fifth and sixth class teacher at St Peter's National School in Dunboyne.

"The boys asked at the start of the year if they could get a night of no homework if Leicester got a Europa League spot (by finishing in the top five)," she said. "And I said 'yes, of course'. Then they asked 'what about the Champions League (top four)?' - and I said three nights.

"When they asked how much if Leicester won the league, I said 'a week, no problem'. Now I have to give them a week off homework.

Mocked

"I'm sure I will have a few happy children in the class next Monday morning."

Katie is travelling to Leicester today with her dad, Kevin, and uncle Brian, and has supported the club all her life.

"I remember being in third class and going into school with my Leicester jersey, and being mocked for years about it," she said.

"Now I have people messaging me on Facebook who I would have known in school and that have slagged me for years saying 'congratulations'.

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