Meet Ireland's biggest fan - the teenager who travelled to Dublin in the early hours to meet her heroes
Published 07/11/2016 | 08:57
The Irish players arrived back in Dublin airport when most of the country was asleep this morning - but that did not stop one avid fan travelling up from Roscommon on her own to meet her heroes.
Joe Schmidt and the team touched down in Dublin at 5.45am - less than 48 hours after securing a historic 40-29 win over the All Blacks.
For 17-year-old Rebecca Compton, it was an opportunity she was not going to miss as she got a bus up to Dublin from the west.
"I didn't know whether they were going to be here at half 5 or quarter to 10 but I was going to be here either way," she told Independent.ie.
"I didn't get to go to Chicago so I wanted to show my support for the team.
"The fact that I was able to be right in front of them was amazing," she added.
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