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15 reasons Irish fans were the real winners at the Rugby World Cup

We may be out, but our fans were epic.

IT MIGHT NOT have went our way on the pitch yesterday, but over the last month the Irish fans have been absolute heroes off it:

1. We had our priorities right throughout

theshiftsign Source: Facebook

2. And even in defeat, we showed our class

3. We witnessed the birth of the Tin Whistle girl legend in Cardiff yesterday

poxy Source: @robbie_eccles via Cormac Hughes

4. And she even managed to pass it on to the Argentinian coach after the loss

Britain Rugby WCup Ireland Argentina Source: AP/Press Association Images

He’ll cherish it, surely.

Britain Rugby WCup Ireland Argentina Source: AP/Press Association Images

5. When Paul O’Connell had played his last game for Ireland, we remembered him appropriately

difp Source: The42

More Paul O’Connell-themed cars are a must from now on.

6. The Irish fans’ love of Michael D was ever present

7. Even when we weren’t playing, we were still the loudest fans in the ground

Source: Conán Doherty/YouTube

7. The wonderful story about how this heroic couple saved the day for three Irish fans that lost their tickets summed up our spirit

They made a sign and didn’t stop looking for the ticket owners until they were safely returned.

8. The Irish pranksters outside Wembley had this message

Cue confusion reigning from every non Irish fan there.

9. Our flag work was comedy gold at times

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10. And we knew how to celebrate a win

11. Cheering the lads on during the matches was never a problem either


12. These Irish fans on the tube belted out a few classics – our support just never stopped

Source: shaybott/YouTube

The craic was 24/7.

13. We did everything we could to make it to the games

True Irish fan innovation. And the flag out the front let everyone in Cardiff know who they were supporting.

14. We even took that inventiveness to our costume game

costumess Source: Twitter

15. And finally… the two heroes that paddled down the river in Cardiff to get to the France game never gave up


We’ll get there by any means necessary.

We may be out, but we certainly left our mark on this Rugby World Cup.

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David Elkin

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