Walking around town today, it's impossible not to feel the sense of anticipation in the air. The wait for the Ireland v England Aviva Stadium showdown is nearly over and Irish fans showed just how much the match means to the country by giving Joe Schmidt's men the perfect send-off ahead of the game.
The Irish squad emerged from the Shelbourne Hotel this afternoon to rapturous cheers from the waiting crowd before the team bus slowly snaked its way down Baggot Street towards our date with destiny.
The Ireland team bus outside the Shelbourne Hotel right now. Hundreds of supporters waiting to clap players onto it. Huge sense of anticipation & excitement around. Perfect weather conditions. Hoping for a belter! #LLSport @Limerick_Leader #IREvENG #6nations2019 #IREvsENG pic.twitter.com/qCsXt1QydY
— Colm Kinsella (@ckSportLeader) February 2, 2019
Just listen to that roar...
— Vodafone Ireland (@VodafoneIreland) February 2, 2019
Let's hope the return journey is equally as joyous. C'mon Ireland!