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Watch: Fields Of Athenry Rings Around Murrayfield At Champions Cup Final

Watch: Fields Of Athenry Rings Around Murrayfield At Champions Cup Final

The Champions Cup final is on at the moment at Murrayfield (we understand if you didn't realise it) and it's a corker, with Murrayfield enthralled by the efforts of champions Saracens and eternal nearly-men Clermont-Auvergne.

The build-up in Ireland has been a few keys beneath low, given the lack of Irish involvement after semi-final defeats for Munster and Leinster.

The prospect of an all-Irish final was a tantalising one, and evidently, a number of Irish fans (most likely Munster supporters) reckoned they would gamble on the identity of the finalists, and booked tickets for the final anyway. Instead, an all-Irish affair was superseded by an English/French final, but that didn't deter some Irish fans from making the trip anyway.

Nor were they shy about making themselves heard. Around the thirty-minute mark, theย Fields of Athenryย rung around the ground.

The song should be audible in the background of the clip below:

Fields of Athenry

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There were plenty of empty seats at Murrayfield, meaning much of the noise was provided by the Irish:

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Gavin Cooney
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