Thursday 29 September 2016

WATCH: Irish Rugby fans belt out the Fields of Athenry at tube station

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 29/09/2015 | 12:30

Irish fan John Lynch (far right) and his friends pose for a picture before the kickoff. Photo: Isabel Infantes
Irish fan John Lynch (far right) and his friends pose for a picture before the kickoff. Photo: Isabel Infantes
A fan in the crowd at the stadium

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Hundreds of Irish fans celebrated in an eye-catching way outside Wembley tube station following Ireland's victory over Romania in Wembley Stadium on Sunday last.

Ireland beat Romania 44-10, claiming their second Pool D victory in the group stages to date, following a victory over Canada the previous weekend.

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The match was the best attended in the history of the Rugby World Cup to date.

Official attendance for the game was 89,297, and surpasses the previous Rugby World Cup attendance record by 248.

The hilarious video shows surprised looking commuters looking on agog.

 

 

Irish fans have gained quite a reputation for their fine singing voices, and this rendition only adds to their credibility.

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Due to the volume of passengers, Irish fans were left waiting over an hour before boarding a train.

Before long the crowd switched to Ole, Ole, Ole, another timeless classic.

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