An obvious joke proved popular as Irish stars helped stun Chelsea
What a day for Burnley, what a day for their Irish contingent.
Sean Dyche has obviously seen something he likes in Irish players, because he now has five of them with him at Burnley.
Stephen Ward got the Irish flag flying when he moved to Turf Moor in 2014, and he must have had some good reports about the club because Jeff Hendrick followed suit in 2016 and so did Robbie Brady when he joined for a club record fee in January 2017.
Jonathan Walters and Kevin Long joined this summer to bolster the Irish involvement at the club, and that guaranteed that Irish eyes would be watching intently on the side's progress this year.
The Clarets got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start as three goals in 19 first half minutes fired them to a swashbuckling victory over last year's Champions Chelsea.
Irish supporters were treated to a blockbuster start to the new season by 'their side' as four of the Republic of Ireland members of the squad played instrumental roles in their triumph.
Jonathan Walters came off the bench and didn't do his chances of starting next weekend against West Bromwich Albion any harm whatsoever.
The ever-patriotic Irish supporters were obviously proud of these lad's involvement in the victory, and cracked a few classic jokes.
Ireland.....sorry, I mean Burnley beat Chelsea 3-2. 😝😝😝
— Shane Klz (@shane_klz) August 12, 2017
Decent result for Ireland that, 3-2 at Chelsea
— Jamie Hogan (@FCTwenteBenson) August 12, 2017
FT: Chelsea 2-3 Ireland B
— The Final Third Podcast 🎙 🇮🇪 (@TheFinal_Third) August 12, 2017
Good to see Ireland giving Chelsea a good beating 🇮🇪 #CHEvBUR
— Conor Greally (@ConorGreally) August 12, 2017
PFA Player of the Year getting toyed with by Jeff Hendrick I love this game
— R. (@RMSuperSaints) August 12, 2017