Joe Schmidt’s house in Dublin was burgled the day after Ireland beat England (Report) 5 years ago

Joe Schmidt’s house in Dublin was burgled the day after Ireland beat England (Report)

This is the second time Schmidt's home has been targeted during his time in Ireland.

On Monday, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt should have been wallowing in the satisfaction of another expertly managed win for his troops the day before, but instead he had to deal with the news that his house had been burgled.

According to the Irish Independent, Gardai confirmed they are investigating a robbery in the Churchtown area of Dublin on Monday afternoon.

It is believed that the burglar(s) in question forced their way into the house via a side window and escaped with a sum of foreign currency.

It is the second time that Schmidt’s house has been burgled during his time in Dublin.

In 2012, thieves targeted his home while he was away in France for a Heineken Cup match with Leinster and made away with a Heineken Cup winners’ medal.

Thankfully, the medal was subsequently recovered in “pristine condition”.

Burglars targeting high-profile sports people is hardly a new development, of course, but it could hardly have come at a worse time with Schmidt hoping to mastermind what would be a second Grand Slam for Ireland in six years.

Having defeated England on Sunday, Ireland are the only team left in the Six Nations who can win the Slam this year.

The fingers, toes and all flexible body parts of Irish rugby fans are now crossed that we can do the business against Wales and Scotland later this month.

So please leave Joe alone lads, he's more important things to attend to at the minute.