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Fans Colleen (11), Donnacha (8), and David O’Rahilly from Bruff after Ireland defeated Georgia. Picture: El Keegan.

Fans Colleen (11), Donnacha (8), and David O’Rahilly from Bruff after Ireland defeated Georgia. Picture: El Keegan.

Ireland's Dave Foley gets the ball to team-mate Tommy O'Donnell

Ireland's Dave Foley gets the ball to team-mate Tommy O'Donnell

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Darren Cave, Ireland, is tackled by Merab Sharikadze, Georgia

Darren Cave, Ireland, is tackled by Merab Sharikadze, Georgia

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Dave Kilcoyne, Ireland, makes a break

Dave Kilcoyne, Ireland, makes a break

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Fans Colleen (11), Donnacha (8), and David O’Rahilly from Bruff after Ireland defeated Georgia. Picture: El Keegan.

ROSANNA Davison was among Irish fans cheering on the boys in green to their high-scoring 49-7 win at the Aviva stadium yesterday.

The former Miss Ireland was with husband Wesley Quirke to see Joe Schmidt's side cleaning up in the second game of the autumn international series.

Gordon D'Arcy's wife Aoife Cogan was cheering on from the sidelines with her mother-in-law Peggy as well as publican Charlie Chawke who soaked up the atmosphere on the chilly Sunday afternoon.

Ireland manager Schmidt made wholesale changes to the side, resting many of those who helped Ireland beat South Africa last weekend.

And supporters were pleased with the selection yesterday.

Jackie Pierce from Greystones brought her nephew and niece to their first international match.

Brian Coleman (10) and his sister Tanya (7) said they both enjoyed themselves and Jackie said that it was a great occasion.

"It was a fantastic performance so I really enjoyed it and it is great to get a win. It was nice to see the young players getting a run and it is nice to have the kids there as well," she said.

Disgust

However, avid Munster supporter David O'Rahilly from Limerick said that Simon Zebo could have done better, much to the disgust of his children who were also at the game.

Coleen (11) and Donacha (8) both said Zebo is their favourite player and that he will be a key figure at next year's World Cup.

Georgian supporters still took positives from yesterday.

Irakli Dolidze flew in from Tbilisi with friends and said that being in Dublin was a great experience.

"It is my first time in Ireland. I'm not happy that we lost but we were missing a lot of injured players and this is good experience for our younger players," he said.

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