Minister for Sport Brendan Griffin was due to welcome home Team Ireland at Dublin airport on Wednesday afternoon. However, due to the snow - they had surely seen enough of it in PyeongChang - the event was delayed.
Three of Ireland's five Olympians - Brendan 'Bubba' Newby, Seamus O'Connor and Thomas Westgard - were due to land in Dublin at 12:40pm.
However, their flight was diverted to Manchester.
— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) February 28, 2018
Ireland's two other Winter Olympians, Patrick McMillan and Tessa Arbez were not scheduled to attend the homecoming as they were preparing for races in Europe.
After a brief stop in Manchester, Team Ireland arrived back in Dublin at 3:10pm.
The upside of the current weather conditions: it may inspire future Irish Winter Olympians.
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