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In Pictures: Shane Ross Really Enjoyed Ireland's Victorious Homecoming

In Pictures: Shane Ross Really Enjoyed Ireland's Victorious Homecoming
By Arthur James O'Dea
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Minister for Sport Shane Ross has come under considerable scrutiny recently for the awarding of funds from his department's Sports Capital Programme.

With €450,000 being awarded to private, fee-paying institutions within his own constituency at the expense of public schools across the country, the minister has nonetheless being tremendously enjoying Ireland's recent Grand Slam success.

Although the official home-coming was postponed due to the weather in Dublin today, Ross was present as the team returned to Dublin - and boy did he want us to know it.

In what is not the first gaffe by this particular politician however, a post from his own Twitter account demonstrated Ross' lack of awareness about who exactly he was meeting.

Not that it took 'Dave' too long to get his own back.


Looking incredibly pleased with himself, Ross made sure he got his hands on the trophy finally claimed in yesterday's stellar win by Ireland in Twickenham.

Greeting each of the victorious Irish players as they made their way off the bus, Leinster's Jordan Larmour seemed less thrilled than most by the prospect.


Munster's Peter O'Mahony was clearly not so keen to let the Triple Crown out of his grasp.

One of Ireland's try-scorers in Twickenham CJ Stander didn't appear entirely certain who it was that he was meeting.

Whilst captain Rory Best looked to be the unfortunate figure with whom Ross directed the majority of his interest.


Although it didn't take the Ulster man too long to figure out what Ross really wanted.

See Also: The British Media Reaction To Ireland Winning The Grand Slam

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