Never has the 'west is awake' been more apt.
The Connacht players were greeted by hundreds of supporters at Knock airport as they returned from Edinburgh in the early hours of this morning, and following a brief address by Pat Lam and John Muldoon, the players and crowd all broke into a hair-raising rendition of the Fields of Athenry. There are a couple of different clips of this. This lens from a little far away gives you a good idea of the scene:
While that clip is of better quality, this lower-quality fan footage from within the crowd gives you a much better indication of the sheer bedlam:
Sensational stuff. The official homecoming is about to kick off in Galway. It promises to be one hell of a party.