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In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming

Joe Schmidt’s side are back in the country following yesterday’s disappointing result.

1. Paul O’Connell with a young Irish fan

Paul O'Connell with a young Irish fan Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

2. Paul O’Connell with 16-year-old Jennifer Malone from Clane, Co. Kildare

Paul O'Connell with Jennifer Malone Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

3. Ireland manager Joe Schmidt with Jennifer Malone 

Joe Schmidt with Jennifer Malone Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

4. Jamie Heaslip poses for pictures with fans

Jamie Heaslip poses for pictures with fans Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

5. Jonathan Sexton returns home

Jonathan Sexton Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

6. Paul O’Connell poses for pictures with fans

Paul O'Connell poses for pictures with fans Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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7. Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt speaks to the media

Joe Schmidt speaks to the media Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

8. Tommy Bowe poses for a pic

Tommy Bowe Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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