The Grand Slam is on as Ireland defeat Scotland in exciting showdown
Ireland is going for the Grand Slam. Against England. On Saint Patrick's Day. You couldn't make it up.
In the lead up to the match on Saturday, there was a lot of nay-sayers saying nay, that Scotland definitely had a chance to come out on top.
Thankfully, despite all of their best intentions - and to be fair, they did play a HELL of a game - the Scots simply couldn't penetrate the Irish defence for the majority of the game, and when all was said and done, the Irish sailed passed them on the scoreboard, to the tune of 28-8.
RTE have awarded man of the match to Rob Kearney - although there was A LOT of love for Jacob Stockdale - and above all else, it was two teams enjoying the game, and playing with nothing but respect for each other.
It truly was a delight to see.
Which means that the Grand Slam is within grasp, as Ireland take on England at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday 17 March, kicking off 2.45pm.
Until then, we've got a full week to slowly untangle our nerves in celebration for this weekend's victory.
— Kate McEvoy (@ImKateMc) March 10, 2018
— Fergus Ryan (@GusRyan100) March 10, 2018
Don’t worry America if Kim Jong Un fires a missile at you Jacob Stockdale will probably intercept it #IREvSCO
— Neil Delamere (@neildelamere) March 10, 2018
Think I’d prefer to go to Twickenham with the championship still on the line. It’d suit us better with the grand slam up for grabs. #IREvSCO
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) March 10, 2018
— alan hammond (@caspersgoulies) March 10, 2018
— Yesser Hughes FBPE #LivingWage (@WatchPopulistIr) March 10, 2018
Jacob Stockdale could intercept Brexit #IREVSCO
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) March 10, 2018