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The best pics as Ireland's World Cup camp gets into gear at Carton House

Ireland’s World Cup preparations moved up a notch.


After a series of mini-camps throught the last month, the Irish squad congregated at Carton House this morning for their first training session ahead of the warm-up games against Wales, Scotland and Italy.

While some players are still rehabbing injuries, everyone took some part in the session, which resulted in some great photos.

With ‘Rala’ on the sideline, their every need was catered for.

Paddy 'Rala' O'Reilly Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

When it comes to preparation, Sean Cronin uses his head.

Sean Cronin Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The Irish Women’s Sevens team were caught misbehaving, and sent to the naughty step.

Members of the Ireland Women's 7's team watch training today Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

“What way is the gun show?”

“That way, Johnny!”

Jonathan Sexton Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Jordi Murphy will be fit for the weekend, despite seemingly being electrocuted during today’s session.

Jordi Murphy Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

“Draw me like one of your French girls…”

Joe Schmidt Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Cian Healy’s been working on that sidestep over the summer.

Cian Healy with Michael Bent Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


Jack McGrath Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Fun fact: Paul O’Connell’s legs are so long, he has to stretch alone at the far end of the pitch.

Paul O'Connell Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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