Niall Horan joins growing chorus of celebrities #BackingGreen
March 9th 2015 | International
One Direction star Niall Horan has joined the myriad of celebrities who are #BackingGreen ahead of Ireland’s eagerly anticipated clash with India at Hamilton tomorrow.
Members of the Ireland squad bumped into the Mullingar native while preparing for the World Cup at their pre-tournament camp in Coogee in early February.
The boyband singer has been keeping a close eye on Ireland’s progress at the showpiece event and showed his support for the Boys in Green by sporting the new O’Neills World Cup shirt signed by the entire squad, as One Direction continue their world tour.
Horan is just one of many celebrities who have joined the chorus of international supporters that have helped the hashtag #BackingGreen become one of the top trends on Twitter. Just some of those who are also backing Ireland in the World Cup include:
Bollywood Star Sidharth Malhotra:
Soccer legend Paul McGrath:
Ireland beat Zimbabwe in the cricket is there no sport we don't eventually dominate ! # Sports mad .— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) March 7, 2015
Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain:
Yesssssss!!!!! ireland win, beating Zimbabwe with only 5 runs to spare.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) March 7, 2015
TV Personality Piers Morgan:
BOOM! @Irelandcricket— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 7, 2015
Golfer Shane Lowry:
The way this weekend has been going for the Irish do the cricketers even have to tog out tonight? #backinggreen— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) March 2, 2015
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