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PICS: Irish rugby stars sign autographs during open training session in Belfast

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
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Johnny Sexton and his Ireland teammates were happy to see a 5,000-strong crowd attend Ravenhill in Belfast to watch their open training session.

And the thousands of Ireland fans in the north were over the moon to meet their heroes up close after watching the Green Machine dismantle the English last weekend.