Music to Irish ears – Ireland 24 England 8

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Brian O'Driscoll (photo Paul Walsh)
Brian O’Driscoll

Irish fans found their singing voices tonight as Ireland chalked up a fantastic victory over England at rugby.

The Fields of Athenry – the adopted anthem of Irish fans for rugby and soccer – rang out across the Aviva stadium as Ireland pulled off their surprise win.

Our congratulations to the Irish team; commiserations to the English – but at least they got the chance to hear the Ireland fans sing some classic Irish songs to celebrate their victory.

The first try was scored by Tommy Bowe – who also sings a passable version of Black Velvet Band on special occasions.

Ogham, the mysterious language of the trees The Origins of the Ogham alphabet are still a mystery for many historians, but it is primarily thought to be an early form of the Irish written Language. Bealtaine Fire

The final score was Ireland 24 points with England only managing 8.