Thursday 22 February 2018

Gallery: Paul O'Connell's face! Ireland players look like they're having fun at Alton Towers

24 September 2015; Ireland players, front row, from left, Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip with members of the public as they enjoy the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, front row, from left, Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip with members of the public as they enjoy the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, clockwise from left, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie Heaslip and Conor Murray with a member of the public as they enjoy the Spinball ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, clockwise from left, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie Heaslip and Conor Murray with a member of the public as they enjoy the Spinball ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, from bottom left, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie Heaslip, Conor Murray, and Mike Ross, as they enjoy the Nemesis ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, from bottom left, Conor Murray, Jamie Heaslip, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross, and Keith Earls as they enjoy the Skyride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, clockwise from left, Jamie Heaslip, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross, Keith Earls and Conor Murray as they enjoy the Skyride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, from left, Jamie Heaslip, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross, and Keith Earls as they enjoy the Skyride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, clockwise from left, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie Heaslip and Conor Murray with a member of the public as they enjoy the Spinball ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, clockwise from left, Tadhg Furlong, Jamie Heaslip and Conor Murray with a member of the public as they enjoy the Spinball ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, front row, from left, Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip with members of the public as they enjoy the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
24 September 2015; Ireland players, front row, from left, Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip with members of the public as they enjoy the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers during a down day ahead of their Pool D match against Romania. St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Paul O'Connell used Ireland's official welcome to the Rugby World Cup this week to have a dig at the back's in Joe Schmidt's squad.

"Since we arrived at St George's Park, we have been incredibly well looked after," he said. "We have a day off on Thursday where a few lads are going to Alton Towers, some of the lads are going golfing at the Belfry, some boys are going shooting.

"The backs are going shopping in Birmingham."

It looks like most of the squad went to the adventure park and the Irish skipper seemed to be enjoying himself.



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