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Paul O'Connell and teammates put through their paces in Galway

Published 14/07/2015 | 13:52

14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

Fans in Galway witnessed their Irish rugby heroes up close and personal with an open training session at the Sportsground.

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Many young supporters flocked to get a glimpse of captain Paul O'Connell and his team-mates being put through their paces under the watchful gaze of Joe Schmidt in Galway today with the World Cup looming on the horizon.

In little over two month the reigning Six Nations champions will get their campaign underway against Canada with Schmidt still considering his options before naming his final squad.

Today also marked the launch of the official World Cup jersey, with O'Connell, Sean O'Brien and Rob Kearney giving fans their first opportunity to see the new strip.

14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Supporters make their way to the stadium ahead of the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Young Ireland fans wait for the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Young Ireland fans wait for the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland squad during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; A general view of supporters watching the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; A general view of the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; A general view of the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; Ireland's Craig Gilroy during squad training. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; A general view of the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
14 July 2015; A member of An Garda S?och?na watches the Ireland squad training session. Sportsground, Galway. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
Sean O'Brien, Paul O'Connell and Rob Kearney display the official 2015 Rugby World Cup jersey
Sean O'Brien, Paul O'Connell and Rob Kearney display the official 2015 Rugby World Cup jersey

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