Irish tweeters were happy to jump aboard the cricket bandwagon after Ireland’s win over the UAE 5 years ago

Irish tweeters were happy to jump aboard the cricket bandwagon after Ireland’s win over the UAE

Fair play lads!

Everyone in JOE has, of course, been playing cricket since before Kevin O’Brien was born (this is obviously a lie), but it appears as if there are more than a few Johnny-come-latelys happy to hop aboard the bandwagon now that we’re doing well at the Cricket World Cup.

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It was the same when we beat England four years ago and after we backed up a momentous win over the West Indies with a two-wicket success over the UAE this morning, the bandwagon gathered pace at a frightening rate.

We should point out that there are a significant number of fans who have long supported the Irish cricket team and are far more than just bandwagon-hoppers, but they’ll probably be glad of the company from now until this exciting journey comes to an end.

Also, let it not take away from the outstanding achievement by Phil Simmons and his players, who are doing us proud with their fantastic exploits Down Under.

Just for a bit of fun, here are some of our favourite posts from Ireland's newest fans after the great win this morning.

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And what about these spoofers?