Video: A group of Irish J1 students sang chants at a baseball game this week and were rewarded with season tickets for their efforts
We always said we had the best fans in the world, right?
Although their stay is only a brief one, Irish students heading to the States on J1 visas will often try and immerse themselves in the local community by getting to know the people, trying to boost the local economy and by cheering on the local sports teams.
A group of Irish students in Newport, Rhode Island did just that when heading along to support the Newport Gulls baseball team on Wednesday night and they created such an atmosphere that they were brought onto the pitch after the game, interviewed on camera and promised season tickets and buses to watch the Gulls play away from home for the rest of the season.
As well as that, Conor Lyden, a UCC student from Carrigaline who sent the video our way, was presented with a bat from one of the Gulls players afterwards.
The chants sung by the gang of students will sound very familiar to Irish football fans but we can only imagine what sort of reaction they garnered Stateside; in any case, Newport Gulls fans are going to have to get very used to them until the students in question depart for home in August.
Hat-tip to Conor Lyden for sending this one our way