Over 2,500 fans packed out Mullingar RFC today to welcome Joe Schmidt and the Ireland team to the club and to watch them train.
The Ireland team were joined by the Ireland U-20s as Joe Schmidt returned to his old club where he first played and coached in Ireland.
The fans braved the cold to watch the two teams train and were delighted to get autographs and selfies with the players after training.
Ulster and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble really enjoyed the few days in Mullingar:
Meanwhile head coach Joe Schmidt spoke about his ‘homecoming’