Ireland’s homecoming after their Six Nations Grand Slam triumph has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
Joe Schmidt’s side were due to celebrate their championship win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday, but the event has been scrapped following heavy snowfall.
Dublin Airport suspended flights for a 40-minute period to clear runways and informed fans on social media the team would not be departing the facility through public areas.
A statement from Irish Rugby read: “We regret to announce that planned homecoming for the Grand Slam champions has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. Thank you for your incredible support throughout the campaign.”
We regret to announce that planned homecoming for the Grand Slam Champions has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. Thank you for your incredible support throughout the campaign. pic.twitter.com/nFVSV4sZSI
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 18, 2018
It added in another post: “Sorry folks. #SonOfTheBeast has taken a toll.”
Ireland defeated England 24-15 at Twickenham on Saturday to clinch the Slam, Jacob Stockdale scoring a record seventh try in a single Six Nations campaign.
England were unable to avenge their defeat in their final outing of the 2017 edition at the Aviva Stadium, which denied them a 100 per cent record.
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