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Los Galacticos touch down in Ireland

July 14, 2009
By Gareth Maher
It was not the most glamorous of arrivals, but Real Madrid's second wave of Galacticos landed in Dublin this week amid a flash of cameras and outstretched dictaphones.

This is the kind of attention that the Spanish giants were expecting during their short stay in Ireland - where they start their pre-season tour with a friendly match against Shamrock Rovers in a brand-new stadium - but they began their Irish adventure by ducking out of the back door rather than struggling through the crowd ...

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