Pic: The Irish Rugby Team's official Aer Lingus plane looks pretty sweet 5 years ago

Pic: The Irish Rugby Team's official Aer Lingus plane looks pretty sweet

If it brings home a Rugby World Cup trophy later this year it will look even sweeter.

The Irish Rugby team will soon be flying around in a plane with their own faces on it after Aer Lingus unveiled a new plane as part of a partnersip with the IRFU.

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The Airbus 320, named 'Green Spirit', was painted specially to mark the partnership and will go into service from tomorrow, servicing Aer Lingus' short-haul network to the UK and Europe.

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Pics via Twitter/Aer Lingus

It will also be used to ferry the Irish team, management and support staff to the World Cup later this year and for Six Nations tournaments for the foreseeable future as part of a three-year deal between the airline and the IRFU.

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Is it a bit much to start dreaming of Paul O'Connell emerging from this plane with the Webb Ellis trophy in hand in the first week of November?

Feck it, why not?