The 12th man YBIG

#By the fans for the fans

YBIG (an abbreviation for You Boys in Green) began in 2005 as a free fanzine that we handed out free at Ireland matches, it then grew into a community of Ireland football fans with a passion for supporting the Ireland team through the good times and bad. Our site and forum is here www.ybig.ie 

YBIG Forum/message board 

In 2007 we added a forum to let fans chat and discuss upcoming games and travel arrangements for games. It has become the focal point for the community aspect of Ireland fans, many strong friendships have been formed and numerous 'fan campaigns' have been kicked off through it, such as the Davey Langan testimonial dinner, The Go Green on November 14 (encouraging the country and fans to wear green for the game against France in 2009) and so and so forth, you get the gist the forum is to go place for Ireland fans especially helpful for those planning to travel to an away match. 

Charity 

When you buy anything from the ybig store we will be giving some of your money to the ybig charities that we help raise money for namely Aoibheann's Pink Tie, but we have helped out with plenty more over the years. We will also buy displays, banners and flags for the Singing Section from time to time too. 

Testimonials - Trust Pilot 

With 120+ 5 star reviews, Ireland football fans trust buying from the YBIG store and that we use money from the shop for fan initiatives and charity causes. We are after all fans ourselves and go to the home and away games. 

The Singing Section

One of the big success of YBIG was setting up with the FAI a singing section for fans to congregate together to create displays, sing songs and improve the match day atmosphere. Initially trialled in Croke Park while Lansdowne Road was been redeveloped it worked so well we have section 114 and 115 in the south stand as the most colourful and noisey section in the stadium. 

The YBIG Mandate committee

A fans initiative to work for better governance and fan issues

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