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Schmidt's the Special One in Ireland's best team ever as the Slam dream comes true 

Wasn't it ELO, back in the Eighties, who had that magical hit 'Hold on tight (to your dream)'? I know I can't speak for the massive - and I mean massive - proportion of the 82,000-plus capacity attendance clad in green in Twickenham on Saturday, but when the clock entered the final quarter with Ireland uncomfortably in front, each and every time I looked to register the passing minutes on the giant screen I, like every other Irish fan, was holding on tight to that dream and those lyrics reverberated in my head.

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