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 Instead, an all-Irish affair was superseded by an English/French final, but that didn't deter some Irish fans from making the trip anyway.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, the Fields of Athenry rung around the ground.
The song should be audible in the background of the clip below:
Fields of Athenry
There were plenty of empty seats at Murrayfield, meaning much of the noise was provided by the Irish:
The Fields of Athenry rings out in Murrayfield despite the fact that Munster aren't playing 😂 The Irish always bring the craic 🎉💪🏻 #CLEvSAR
— Sarah (@macktweets_) May 13, 2017
— martin heavey (@martyheavey) May 13, 2017
Sky sports refer to noise, saying its a cracking atmosphere but don't mention the song being sung is the fields of Athenry
— swift4prez (@Swift4Prez) May 13, 2017
— Mohammed Hamza (@Morrowing89) May 13, 2017
— Mark O'Donohoe (@howyadooin) May 13, 2017
A fine rendition of The Fields of Athenry wafting around #ChampionsCupFinal in Edinburgh!
Munster supporters: have tickets, will travel!
— Colin Jephson (@ardkeengrocer) May 13, 2017