Irish rugby fans prank Welsh airport staff into announcing names of historical figures
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Irish rugby fans prank Welsh airport staff into announcing names of historical figures

A GROUP of Irish rugby fans tricked staff at Cardiff Airport into announcing the names of Ireland’s most historical figures over the tannoy.

As they arrived in Wales for Ireland’s clash against Canada at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, they decided to pull a prank on the airport announcer.

1922:  Irish soldier and politician Michael Collins (1890 - 1922), whose high level involvement with Sinn Fein and the IRA led to his taking part in the peace treaty negotiations between Britain and Ireland in 1921. He was killed in an ambush in County Cork on 22nd August 1922.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Irish soldier and politician Michael Collins (1890 - 1922) (Photo: Getty Images)
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The tannoy called the names of the three 'friends' that the group had supposedly lost, much to the delight of other Irish fans making their way through the airport.

Revolutionary Michael Collins, politician heavyweight Eamon de Valera and Easter Rising leader Padraig Pearse were asked to make themselves known to airport staff.