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Rugby World Cup: Exodus underway for Ireland v Argentina quarter final

Published 16/10/2015

Ireland fans in the crowd during the Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between France and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Ireland fans in the crowd during the Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between France and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The exodus for the crunch Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup clash is already underway with thousands expected to pass through airports and harbours to make the journey to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the quarter-final.

Well over 100 flights, laden with eager rugby fans are expected to depart Dublin Airport over the weekend for the Sunday game.

An extra 60 chartered flights, carrying over 8,000 people have been put on to cope with demand.

Siobhan O'Donnell from Dublin Airport told RTE the atmosphere should be electric in the airport.

She said: "There are over 100 flights leaving for the UK to the likes of Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.

"There are many different ways of getting to Cardiff and fans will be using them.

"All our operators are reporting high load factors on those routes."

All the quarter-finals are on over the weekend and the airport will be screening the matches.

Siobhan advised anyone travelling to arrive well-ahead of their scheduled departures and to be prepared for the security checks.

She added: "Last week, for the French game there was a great atmosphere in the airport and we are expecting the same again this weekend."

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