Watch Paul O'Connell express his appreciation of the Irish fans

Paul O'Connell was understandably moved by the reception he got from the legions of Irish fans at Ireland's World Cup warm-up game against Wales today.

The Ireland captain, though disappointed by the 16-10 defeat, was really appreciative of the warmth shown to him at the Aviva.

Although he was a little embarrassed by it, too.

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