It was the most dramatic of conclusions to the 2015 RBS Six Nations
With Wales second half demolition of Italy, Ireland’s job was always going to be that bit tougher. Ireland went into the game knowing they needed a 21 point winning margin to keep their tournament hopes alive, so it was all to do from an Irish perspective.
If ever the Ireland team needed an inspirational hug, Jennifer Malone from Clane, Co Kildare was on hand today to administer said inspiration.
Ireland will play four warm-up games leading into the Ruugby World Cup which kicks off against Canada on 19th September.