Hundreds of people stormed Morelli's in Portstewart last night after owner Damien Morelli promised free ice cream for an hour if Italy won.
Queues snaked on two sides down the seafront as delighted Damien made good on his promise after the victory. He even kept the ice cream parlour open for an extra hour and a half longer than his original promise.
“It's fantastic, I'm over the moon with the result,” he said. “We were extremely busy. We must have had queues of about 50 yards either side of the shop, and we think we gave away about 2,000 ice creams.”
“We were giving out the free ice cream for about two and a half hours so nobody would miss out. We have had a phenomenal response and everyone really appreciated the gesture.”
“We had to finally close the doors at 11.30pm.”