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Byline: KEITH FALKINER

DELIGHTED Leinster fans were in blue heaven last night as their heroes won the Heineken Cup with a dramatic second-half fightback.

Thousands of joyous rugby fans turned the city of Cardiff into a sea of royal blue as they celebrated the momentous win.

Leinster's second European Cup in three years was secured after they battered English opponents Northampton into submission with a brilliant 33-22 win.

But Leinster's fans were blue in the face early on when Northampton romped into a 22-6 half-time lead. However, in the end they were jumping with joy as hero captain Brian O'Driscoll led his men to victory.

Superfan Dermot Johnson from Dublin said his team's Cardiff comeback was the best day of his life.

He said: "It wasn't looking good at half time but that only makes this win all the better.

"We're the champions of Europe once again and all of this Leinster team are incredible heroes."

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Hero... Leinster's Jonny Sexton celebrates his try during the Heineken Cup final at the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff yesterday Blue for you... Allaster McDermott and Ann-Marie Flaherty Cheers... John Sluds, Brendan Smith, Henry Sluds, Daniel Sluds and Stephen Sluds Tough guys... John Hughes and Coiln Forde Jubilant... Paddy Dalton and Keith Edwards Super Ed... Cylycycycycyyl Cylycycycycyyl Caped fan Eddie Dempsey swooped in Cylycycycy- Happy...Leinster fans Mirrium Byrne, Nick Wheelar and Eoin O'Driscoll Worth it... Brian Fitzsimons and John Fitzsimons travelled from Dublin Cheer leaders... Dubliners Aishling Field, Ann Kirwin, Anna O Loughlin, Sarah Kavanagh and Lindsay Phelan were in good voice Leinster lads... In high spirits before the match
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 22, 2011
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