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'Do your best': Enda's message ahead of Ireland's rugby opener

Here’s Enda Kenny’s letter to Declan Kidney and the boys ahead of the match against the United States tomorrow morning.

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has sent a good luck message to Declan Kidney and the Irish rugby team, wishing them well ahead of their Rugby World Cup opening match against the United States tomorrow morning:

Dear Declan,

I want to wish you and all the squad every success in the coming weeks.

To represent your country on the international stage is an honour and the lads have always done so with huge pride, great determination, wonderful dignity and that fantastic will to give their all. They respect the Green Jersey and all that it represents.

I have no doubt but that they will do us proud in New Zealand.

Please pass on my very best wishes to all your squad, your management team and all who are with you. Do your best.


We’ll have full live coverage of Ireland v the USA tomorrow morning – kick-off in New Plymouth is at 7am.

Send your message to the boys in the comments field below – if you keep them clean, we’ll send them onto the lads in NZ.

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