Eager Irish soccer fans waited patiently last night at Dublin Airport for the Real Madrid team to arrive with new ninety four million euro signing Ronaldo the main attraction.
Fans gathered at the arrivals area eager to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best footballers. Real Madrid are in Dublin for a training camp and to play a friendly game with Tallaght based Shamrock Rovers on July 20th.
Journalists were being quizzed regularly for any inside information by excited fans as to when exactly the team would arrive. A false alarm came in the shape of a returning successful Irish athlete from the Worth Youth Championships in Italy who garnered some warm applause.
Revelers from the music festival Oxygen arrived six hours early at the airport hoping to meet some of their heroes. Ticket prices for the rover’s game are already exchanging hands at extortionate prices. The small stadium in Tallaght can only cater for a small number of fans compared to the huge demand for tickets.