Meet the 100-year-old fan who came to Lord’s to cheer Ireland

first_imgAs Ireland stunned World Champions England on Day 1 of the ongoing One-off Test at Lord’s, there was a special fan among the crowds who witnessed the newcomers enjoy a fairytale opening day at the ‘Home of Cricket’.Just 10 days after England lifted the World Cup trophy and in their first ever Test encounter, Ireland brought down the hosts to their knees by bowling them out for a mere 85 runs in the 1st innings. On this occasion, a 100-year-old super fan of Ireland was seen cheering for her side.The official Twitter handle of Lord’s Cricket Ground, shared a video of the Geraldine Brown in which she was seen sharing her experience of the Test match.Geraldine Brown, celebrating her century, also happens to be Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney’s grandmother.?? Centurion!Lifelong fan Geraldine Brown watches @Irelandcricket’s first Test match at Lord’s at the age of 100.#LoveLords | #ENGvIRE pic.twitter.com/HHxXPV28AiLord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 24, 2019When asked how the day has been at Lord’s, Brown said, “Fantastic. I couldn’t believe it when Roy was out for 5.”Asked about Ireland’s probability of winning the 4-day Test match, the 100-year-old cricket fan said, “I think that would be asking a lot, it’s possible actually. Unlikely, but possible.”Now there’s a happy face! My grandmother is 100 this week, she’s a big Cricket fan and we have brought her to Lords to see the first ever Ireland/England Test. And what a start by [email protected]? . pic.twitter.com/LcdIsAsOLJSimon Coveney (@simoncoveney) July 24, 2019advertisementEarlier, an 87-year-old Indian fan, Charulata Patel took the Internet by storm when she was seen blowing a horn while cheering for India in a World Cup 2019 game against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.At Lord’s, on Wednesday, an inspired bowling performance led by Ireland’s veteran fast bowler Tim Murtagh (5/13) consigned new World Champions England to the embarrassment of being bowled out for a mere 85 runs at Lord’s.Murtagh was well supported by his fellow pacers Mark Adair (3/32) and former England seamer Boyd Rankin (2/5) as England slumped to their shortest ever Test innings at home. It was also the first time England have been bowled out before lunch at Lord’s.Ireland, playing only their third test match, passed England’s total before tea thanks to a free-flowing partnership between Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie.Yet Kevin O’Brien hung around for 28 not out and Murtagh (16) clobbered some useful late runs as Ireland were all out for 207, a 122-run innings lead.Also Read | Lahore 2nd Asian city to house ICC accredited biomechanics labAlso Read | Sri Lanka target winning farewell for retiring Lasith Malingalast_img

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