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The FAI's Brass Band Make One Big Change, Get Booed Anyway

The FAI's Brass Band Make One Big Change, Get Booed Anyway
By Gavin Cooney Updated

The FAI's brass band are back.

Ireland are in action gainst Iceland in an international friendly at the Aviva tonight, with John Egan and Conor Hourihane handed debuts in a much-changed Irish team. 

That's not the only change in the ground tonight: there's been some alteration to the Brass Band, which made its debut at the Aviva during last Friday's 0-0 draw with Wales. Aided by a PA system, the band went unnoticed by nobody, and was rounded slandered by fans both Irish and Welsh alike.

The band made an inglorious return to proceedings at the Aviva tonight, but with one important change: they were denied access to the PA system.

Not that it made too much difference to their opinion among supporters. Shorn of their amplification, the band assembled within the first couple of minutes of the game to strike up some atmosphere. In fairness to them, they achieved their aim. Unfortunately, the atmosphere consisted entirely of ambient boos directed towards them.

Iceland took the lead with a free-kick which Keiren Westwood and his wall could have done more to block, and the comparisons tumbled forth:

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