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Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match

Aug 9th 2017, 3:30 PM 3,849 1

THE IRISH WOMEN’S rugby team are gearing up for their WRWC 2017 opening game this evening.

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They’ll take on Australia in the first clash on their campaign to win the cup on their home soil.

Yesterday, President Michael D Higgins popped up to UCD to wish the team well, and hand out their match jerseys

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This is what our lovely little President was up to while Trump was threatening North Korea

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He handed each player their jerseys, and the sweetness is just too much

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Captain Claire Molloy got a special greeting, while Sabina had a good chat in the background

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Claire then presented Michael D with his very own signed jersey

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He was only delighted

Imagine him wearing it!

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Ah Michael D, never leave us. Best of luck to the team tonight!

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