Tánaiste Simon Coveney's grandmother celebrates her 100th birthday watching Ireland beat England at cricket

Tánaiste Simon Coveney's grandmother celebrates her 100th birthday watching Ireland beat England at cricket
Tánaiste Simon Coveney with his grandmother Geraldine Browne who celebrated her 100th birthday with a trip to the Lord's Cricket Ground to watch Ireland play England.

TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney's granny Geraldine Browne was given the royal treatment at the Lord's Cricket Ground to mark her 100th birthday.

Joined by her family, Ms Browne, who turns 100 this week, celebrated with champagne as she watched Ireland's shock victory over England in the first day of the historic first-ever test between the two national teams.

"I have been to Lord's before but actually only once, and oh it's fabulous. It really is," she said, speaking in a video on the Lord's Cricket Grounds' Twitter channel. 

She said that it was "fantastic" to see such a performance from Ireland.

"With Ireland this morning, fantastic! I couldn't believe it when Roy was out for five.

She was presented with a cricket bat signed by the Irish team, which she said could pick up a bit of value if the team triumphs at the end of the test.

"This is amazing, and if it carries on like this, this is going to be iconic."

And when asked if Ireland could pull off the upset, she said:

"I think that would be asking a lot. It's possible actually. I think yes. They started really well. Unlikely but possible."

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