Wednesday 28 June 2017

Video: Ireland's football legend Jack Charlton receives standing ovation at the Aviva

Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game.
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Perhaps the most exciting moment of today's international friendly occurred before kick-off when former Ireland manager Jack Charlton was presented to the crowd.

Martin O'Neill's side played out a largely forgettable draw against England, with focus now switching quickly to next Saturday's crunch qualifier against Scotland in Dublin.

Before the game got underway, Ireland's most successful manager was introduced to the crowd and his popularity was clear for all to see with both sets of supporters rising to their feet for the 1966 World Cup winner who led Ireland to a European Championship and two World Cups.

Watch the video below:

7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporter Gary Leonard, from Dundrum, Co. Dublin, on his way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporter Gary Leonard, from Dundrum, Co. Dublin, on his way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Pictured is Cian Knowles, 10, from Athy, Co. Kildare. Cian was chosen as the flag bearer for the Ireland v England game through Ronald McDonald House charity. The Ronald McDonald House supports families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. McDonald's / FAI flagbearers event. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
7 June 2015; Pictured is Jamie OShea, 12, from Summerhill, Co. Meath, with fellow flagbearers. Jamie was chosen as the flag bearer for the Ireland v England game through Ronald McDonald House charity. The Ronald McDonald House supports families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
7 June 2015; Pictured is Cian Knowles, 10, from Athy, Co. Kildare. Cian was chosen as the flag bearer for the Ireland v England game through Ronald McDonald House charity. The Ronald McDonald House supports families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. McDonald's / FAI flagbearers event. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland and England flags and scarves for sale around the ground before kick off. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters chant for their team during the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; England fans during the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; England players prepare to defend a corner-kick in injury time during the first half. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; A fan gestures towards the England fans during the 1st half. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; England supporters during the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; England supporters during the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters Derek Smith and Therese Kellepp, from Donaghmede, Co. Dublin. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Flags and scarves for sale outside the stadium ahead of the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; A car festooned with memorabilia ahead of the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters Keith Keavey and his son Dáire, age 6, from Lucan, Co. Dublin, on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters Shane McCormack, centre, with his two sons John, left, age 12, and John, age 11, from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporter Kadin Coffey, age 7, from Portarlington, Co. Laois, on this way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters Gareth Crawley with his 11 month old son Kai, from Dundalk, Co. Louth, on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters, from left to right, Ryan McDonald, Gary Dunne and Jack Brody on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporter Jonathan Gough, age 10, from Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, on this way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporters on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Republic of Ireland supporter Sasha McBride, age 12, from Cavan, on her way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Tara Street Station, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Luke Byrne, age 8, and his father Vincent, from Finglas, Co. Dublin, on their way to the game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Tara Street Station, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE

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