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03rd Feb 2017

WATCH: Irish rugby fans loved the Aer Lingus captain’s very clever announcement on the flight to Edinburgh

This is brilliant

Conor Heneghan

Well played sir, well played.

Saturday marks the start of the 2017 Six Nations and with Joe Schmidt’s side in pretty fine fettle going into the tournament, Irish rugby fans would have travelled to Edinburgh in optimistic mood on Friday afternoon.

The mood of fans on board flight EI3254 was made even better when the Captain made a special announcement shortly into the flight.

Although the tone was similar to what airline passengers are well used to hearing, the messages being relayed by the Captain were a little bit different, sounding suspiciously (exactly) like the words of a song that will hopefully be heard at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Clip via Aer Lingus

It took some of the fans a few seconds to get it, but when they did, at least a few of them tried to muster up a song in response; fingers crossed it will ring a bit louder on the back of a fine Irish performance on Saturday afternoon.

Come on Ireland!

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