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In Pics: Ireland Training In Auckland (1)

In Pics: Ireland Training In Auckland (1)

Click here for photos of the Ireland squad’s training session on the back pitch at Auckland’s Eden Park on Sunday.

Pictured above: The agony of it all – Alan Quinlan, Gordon D’Arcy, Anthony Foley, Ronan O’Gara, Geordan Murphy, Rory Best and Shane Horgan react as a team mate misses a spot kick during the squad’s penalty shoot-out.

The bibbed Blues – Brian O’Driscoll, Denis Hickie, Keith Gleeson, Tommy Bowe, Jerry Flannery and Peter Bracken – sense a shoot-out victory.

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Brian O’Driscoll runs to congratulate Tommy Bowe after the Ulster winger dispatched the winning penalty.

Tommy Bowe, who played Gaelic football for the Monaghan minors, is congratuled by his team mates after his decisive penalty.

Shay Given can rest easy – Munster prop John Hayes tries his best to resemble a goalkeeper.

Tommy Bowe is engulfed by his team mates, including Munster’s Jerry Flannery, Denis Leamy, Mick O’Driscoll and Donncha O’Callaghan.

**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**

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